Dear Readers:

Dear Readers:

Mid-July last year we were working on what is normally one of my favorite issues to produce each year – Outdoor Life – because we get to show off our waterfront paradise in all its glory. That issue always reminds me why we choose to make Southwest Florida our home despite the oppressing humidity we deal with daily during the summer. Only the issue turned into an absolute nightmare. We were featuring Lemon Bay, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in all of Southwest Florida. But many of the water-based recreation businesses we were planning to shoot had all

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APRIL 2019

The Environ-9

Becky Copenhaver examines how the nine principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping are crucial to preserving our way of life here in paradise. READ ONLINE

Florida Red Tide: A Primer

Jonathon Kosec delves into the science of how a naturally occurring microorganism causes the phenomenon that is red tide. READ ONLINE

Protecting Our Water

Nancy J. Semon provides some takeaways from the Charlotte County Water Quality Conference and what residents can do to help protect our water. READ ONLINE

Smart Growth, Green Living

Carol Bruyere tours Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar town, which serves as a leading example for responsible, sustainable growth. READ ONLINE