Click image to enlarge.Shade Is Good: Helping To Fight Skin Cancer is a social enterprise project of the Friends of Sarasota County, Inc. The net profits help fund the purchase and installation of shade structures at Sarasota County youth athletic fields and recreational areas.

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Slither, Hiss, FUNgus, Play!

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events.      Get Your Play On in July! Play is a vital part of a healthy...

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A healthy dose of Mother Earth

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