Committee of the Islands

Keeping Sanibel Special Since 1975

A Rare Opportunity at Woodring Point

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April 18, 2013

ISLAND SUN - APRIL 19 , 2013 8 The COTI board , Mike Cuscaden , Ruth Woodham , Carolyn Swiney , Phyllis Gresham , David Bath , Claire Mallon , Bud Reinhold , Martin Packard , Barbara Joy Cooley , Jim Beauchamp , Mike Gillespie , Wayne Ponader , and Larry Schopp be similarly preserved . It abuts the J.N . A Rare “ Ding ” Darling National Wildlife Refuge , so it is the “ Ding ” Darling Wildlife Opportunity At Society that is raising the funds to pur - chase part of the land . The other part is Woodring Point being purchased through Lee County’s Conservation 20 / 20 program . by Barbara Joy The Woodring homestead consists of Cooley , President , 6.56 acres on Woodring Point . As was Committee of the true with the Bailey homestead , preserv - Islands ing the Woodring homestead property e have also creates an intact habitat and wildlife another corridor . This vital habitat is home and Wchance to feeding grounds for over 80 land and preserve Sanibel’s marine species . Its preservation is critical , uniqueness , by according to biologists . acquiring a very If this land were developed rather than special parcel of preserved , it could have as many as five land to protect it homes built upon it . The partnership with against future development . Lee County , and a recent anonymous I say “ another ” chance because it challenge donation , require the raising of was only a few years ago that islanders $ 150,000 more at this point . The dead - donated funds to the Sanibel - Captiva line for fundraising is September 2013 . Conservation Foundation in a successful The members of the board of directors effort to acquire the Bailey homestead . of the Committee of the Islands do not The historic home on the Woodring homestead property will be preserved . With a life This time , it is another homestead – want to see this opportunity missed . So estate arrangement , the Woodring family will continue to live there . that of the Woodring family – which can each has made a contribution to the fund to purchase the Woodring homestead , and each encourages you to do the same . The members of the Committee of the Islands board include Barbara Joy Cooley , president ; Mike Gillespie , vice president ; Sanibel Bud Reinhold , treasurer ; Martin Packard , Beauty secretary ; David Bath ; Jim Beauchamp ; Mike Cuscaden ; Phyllis Gresham ; Claire Salon Mallon ; Wayne Ponader ; Larry Schopp ; Carolyn Swiney ; and Ruth Woodham . “ We urge everyone who wants to Share time preserve Sanibel’s sanctuary character to with someone you love , contribute to the funds to purchase this unique property , ” said Mike Gillespie . maybe during a pedicure “ Don’t let it get away ; do it today ! ” Preservation campaign donations pay - ( 239 ) 472 - 1111 able to “ Ding ” Darling Wildlife Society Tahitian Gardens , Sanibel • 239 - 395 - 5353 2330 Palm Ridge Rd . Across from CVS can be sent to PO Box 565 , Sanibel , FL www.SynergySportswear.com SanBeautys @ aol.com 33957 . For more information about the www.SanibelBeautySalon.com Preservation Campaign , contact Birgie Vertesch at 239 - 292 - 0566 . The Committee of the Islands was founded in 1975 by those who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independent , Island Winds Coiffures self - governing city within Lee County . Guided by the mission of these found - HAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN ers , the Committee seeks to ensure the continuity of good local govern - Supplying the islands with ART • • • LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE ment , to protect the environment , and and Fine Framing for over 10 years . to preserve the sanctuary character FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE Thank You to our loyal customers . of our barrier island community . Further information is available on the ( facial hair removal ) 630 Tarpon Bay Rd Committee’s website at www.coti.org , ( near the Over Easy Cafe ) or via email to coti @ coti.org . You can Featuring Manicures • Pedicures • Cuts • Color • Perms also visit Committee of the Islands on 9 - 5 Monday - Friday " Let us Facebook . 10 - 4 Saturday NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME ! www.sanibelartandframe.com Pamper You ! " 239 - 395 - 1350 695 Tarpon Bay Road , Sanibel • Promenade • 472 - 2591

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