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Manatee officials receive crash course in sustainability

Local leaders in sustainability are inspiring the Manatee County Commission into taking new action on climate change and land conservation.

The Board of County Commissioners met at Blackbeard Ranch in Myakka City on Tuesday [Dec. 8] morning to hear from experts in agriculture, land conservation and aquaculture to gather ideas about possible environmental efforts and partnerships. The conversation is poised to spark the board into finding solutions.

“This setting is just perfect to start the dialogue on sustainability and agriculture and how water and how the important plants and animals of Florida all come together in places like this, thanks to good stewardship of landowners in Manatee County,” said Charlie Hunsicker, the county’s director of Parks and Natural Resources.