Calusa advocacy is ongoing, and involves a grassroots group of residents and neighbors volunteering time and skills to advocate for wildlife, habitat and quality of life protection in our community. Though many residents have been advocating for over a decade, we created a non-profit Save Calusa Inc. in Dec 2021 to formalize our grassroots group.
Our community advocacy is focused on four areas:
- Advocate for the importance of community resident input in the zoning process and decisions that affect resident quality of life.
- Advocate for the protection of wildlife and their habitat, and accurate, thorough environmental surveys to determine wildlife utilization and necessary preservation on 168 acres of green space.
- Engage and encourage residents in Calusa and across the County to be informed and get involved in County decision making.
- Increase awareness of how our 99 year land use covenant protecting 168 acres of parks and recreation green space was released through a series of litigation and financial settlements while excluding 5000 residents and their concerns.