JOIN US! Saturday Jan 29th 3-5pm outside the Bacardi Invitational Winter Sailing Event happy hour & dinner at 2620 S Bayshore dr! Concerned citizens are advocating for wildlife & habitat protection, as Mr. Facundo L. Bacardi still owns 35% of the Calusa property.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555723174798030
Background: A grassroots residents organization sued Miami-Dade County to overturn a vote that paved the way for the development of a residential complex on 168 acres of green space that was intended to be protected by a land-use covenant until 2067 (former Calusa Golf Course). The property is home to a rare, active, multi-species rookery where the State Threatened tricolored heron nests. There is also high activity of the endangered Florida bonneted bat. Nonprofit Save Calusa and its leader, Amanda Prieto, are asking the court to void the county commission’s approval rezoning the 169-acre property at 9400 South 130th Avenue in an unincorporated part of the county. Sunrise-based GL Homes plans to build a 550-house gated community on the property in a joint venture with Facundo L Bacardi.