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The plate will fund gopher tortoise research and conservation including upland habitat protection, restoration, and management in Florida. more
The Apopka City Council, at its April 6th meeting, passed Resolution #2022-14, which makes April 10th Florida Gopher Tortoise Day in Apopka.  more
 Despite a low turnout of voters among the 1,320 eligible homeowners, Rock Springs Ridge residents re-elected Gary McSweeney and Michelle Chase for another two-year term on the RSR HOA Board. more
The swap includes the 51-acre parcel on Kelly Park Road called the Gopher Tortoise Conservation Area. Except, unlike a proclamation for Gopher Tortoise Day, the 51-acres is under a conservation easement with the FWC FOREVER. more
The second part of the series is about the ongoing drama at Rock Springs Ridge. It started in April with a mayor's speech and has taken ongoing twists and turns throughout the year. more
In an executive order issued on Nov. 18 with no warning, the commission’s executive director, Eric Sutton, waived several longstanding rules for moving gopher tortoises out of the way of new development. One rule he waived says you can’t move a tortoise more than 100 miles away from its home. more
After months of unanswered questions, evolving terms, rising bids, and moving towers it looks as though clarity may be forthcoming on the three-way-swap proposal. more
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Dr. Wade Foster, the owner of Eloise Holdings LLC and the proposed buyer of the 51-acre Kelly Park Road property, also called the gopher tortoise conservation area, … more
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Question: What does socialism, 9/11, flooding in Louisiana, and the pandemic have in common with Rock Springs Ridge, and when is $2.5 million worth more than $10 … more
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Kim Buchheit is an Apopka resident, a licensed professional land surveyor with 38 years of experience interpreting deeds and matters of title, and an advocate for … more
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