Pelican Bay Post Mid January 2017 : Page 1

COMMUNITY MEETINGS Pelican Bay Foundation Board Fri,. Jan. 27 8:30 a.m. Pelican Bay Services Division Board Wed., Jan. 4 1 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Community Center unless otherwise noted. POST Mid January 2017 • Volume 19, No. 2 CREDIT: JEREMY STERK, EARTH TECH ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC PELICAN BAY The Official Publication of the P elican Bay Foundation, Inc. Come see the work of the many talented photographers who reside in Pelican Bay. Page 18 >8TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW > 2017 PRO EXHIBITION 2017 PELICAN BAY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS David Cook, Chair John Chandler, Vice-Chair/Treasurer Charles Bodo, Secretary Gary Canino, Director Tim Corcoran, Director David Doern, Director Mary McLean Johnson, Director Mark your calendars and plan to join us February 18 for our annual pro exhibition. This not-to-be-missed event has all the elements for an out-standing afternoon. Page 11 > ADDITIONAL TENNIS PRO Tennis Pro Mark Vines is now teaching and coaching at the South Tennis Center. Page 11 > NEW AT THE BEACH RESTAURANTS This year brings a full new menu, as well as beachside favorites, which we are excited to launch and serve our members in the new season. Page 12 MEMBER CARDS EXPIRING If your Foundation issued Member Card has an expira-tion date of February 28, 2017, it’s not too late to renew. Page 18 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 2397 TAMPA FL Manatee in Clam Bay on April 29, 2016 Protecting Manatees in Clam Bay By Susan O’Brien, Chair of the Pelican Bay Services Division’s Clam Bay Committee > TOY DRIVE BREAKS RECORDS Page 37 M a na t ees a r e a mon g the unique creatures that can be found in Clam Bay. Also known as “sea cows,” manatees are the only her-bivorous marine mammals, with seagrasses as a pri-mary food source. These large, gentle animals inhabit Florida’s coastal waters, congr eg ating in w arm waters by power plants, or in the southern parts of their range, in the winter and dispersing widely the rest of the year. Florida’s manatee population has increased since it was first listed as a federal endan-gered species in 1966 to a b out 6,000 t oda y. B ut habitat loss and strikes by boats and propellers remain major threats. Photos of manatees in Clam Pass and in the waterway near the County’s board-walk to Clam Pass Park have recently been taken. Data continued on page 3 If you have used any Foundation amenities or services, your feedback is essential. The survey at www.pbinput.com only takes a few minutes and you’ll be entered into the monthly drawing! WIN A $50 GIFT CARD The Pelican Bay Foundation, Inc. 6251 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34108

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