You can make a difference! The Turtle Rock Environmental Committee would like to share some exciting news with you! We have a proposed project to plant lovely butterfly and water gardens around the small bare pond (TR-6) on the west side of Turtle Rock Blvd, between Timber Chase Way and Meadow Rush Loop. Our hope is to unite the community in creating a beautiful environmentally friendly area we can all enjoy. This project will help in the efforts to make our neighborhood a better place for all of us, our wildlife and our watershed. Our goal is to plant butterfly gardens in several areas around the outside perimeter of the pond and to plant aquatic plants and flowers within the pond. We will also plant shoreline grasses and flowers. A few of the numerous benefits would be to oxygenate the water to rely more on plants than chemicals to control algae, and to reduce bank erosion. Robert Wright, of Sarasota County Water Resources, cited a case study at Waterford in Venice where they experienced 4 1/2 feet of property loss due to erosion. Imagine, we can reduce this in our community! We have located a sizable sum of money in available grants so far, none of the funds for this project will come out of homeowners dues. These actions will beautify that area immensely, while also improving water clarity and wildlife habitat. Please sign our Community Support Statement here! All household members may sign, we need each individual signature. We will have more coming soon about other ways you can help with this wonderful project! Please leave your name below. We will not use any of your information for any purpose but for community support proof. The street address is needed to prove you live in Turtle Rock. If you do not live here and are signing support as a concerned citizen, or are from an organization, please state that in the organization line. Comments are appreciated. *Please note - Uncheck the box next to \"Yes, I want iPetitions to contact me on similar campaigns or petitions.\", unless you do want to be emailed from iPetitions on unrelated matters! After you sign the petition you are given an option to donate to ipetitions, it is safe to simply close the window here. Your signature has been recorded. For further information, please contact: Sandie Betz-Eisenberg - 929-9092 Penney Rist - 927-4601 Penny Thompson- 922-2045 Christina Klein - 870-2489 "... A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people, must give it that soul"