The Sarasota County Commissioners are taking steps to close down the campground at Turtle Beach, south Siesta Key, in Sarasota, FL. The commissioners have hired a planning firm from Orlando to create \"concepts\" for the future of the park. Despite overwhelming public support for keeping the campground intact at recent public forums, only 1 of the 3 new concepts unveiled at the public forum on December 10, 2007 included a camground, and in that concept, the number of campsites was slashed from 40 to 23, and the campsites were moved away from the water and towards the road. We respectfully ask the commissioners to not close down the only beach campground in Sarasota County. We will be sending this petition to the Sarasota County Commissioners via email and snail mail on January 7, 2008. If you support keeping this valuable resource, please add your signature below.
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robert lewis, United States7 years ago Comments: What a treasure this park is. Donot take it away for the vision of developers. The commissioners should be ashamed for even thinking of it.
Erin Oconnor, United States7 years ago Comments: I love this campground, just the way it is. There is nothing else like it in Florida. Which is a perfect state for these special places. When I called to make our annual reservation I was very saddened to hear that this beautiful place might not always be with us. Please preserve our park!
kurt klemmer, United States7 years ago Comments: a rare jewel for campers and residents of sarasota county. keep as is don't ruin this prestine environment!!!!!
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