Jimmy Dean, Harbor Style Magazine

Dear Readers:

If you are a visitor or a newcomer to these parts, one of the more unusual oddities you may wonder about is our “prescribed burns.” Occasionally, in the distance, you may see large plumes of smoke that looks exactly like a forest fire…and it is a forest fire. However, it is a controlled forest fire. “Why on earth?” may be your first question. Welcome to our GREEN Issue, our once-a-year deep dive into the fragile ecosystem we have custody of here in this corner of Florida. In this issue, we will touch on these prescribed, or controlled, burns and the

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What’s New This Month

APRIL 2018

Different Shades of Green

Nancy J. Semon sits down with local builders to discuss how you can make your home ‘green’ for energy savings and health. READ ONLINE

Fire 12 Months a Year

Jonathon Kosec takes a look at what you need to know to stay safe and prevent fires from occurring during Florida’s year-long fire season.  READ ONLINE

Charlotte Harbor Sawfish Conservation

Tom Watson examines what the Nature Conservancy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are doing to ensure the smalltooth sawfish’s survival in Charlotte Harbor.  READ ONLINE

Panel Show

Rusty Pray visits the Englewood-based New Panel Homes, where they build home kits that offer the highest green ratings and the ability to withstand a 200 m.p.h. hurricane.  READ ONLINE