Make no mistake Pine Island is not like Marco Island or Sanibel (link)
. There are no beaches here and the water
around Pine Island and in the sound is tea stained, Pine Island is nothing like the other islands.
For sale signs are everywhere, right now there are 6,700 parcels of land for sale they can't sell.
It's not going to be a developer's haven here that's not going to happen here. Their having a grandiose scheme dream about money.
If that's what their coming here thinking then their on the wrong Island
It's the People of Pine Island that make Pine Island a special place Thank You Mel Meo
Phil Buchanan, Pine Island's environmental watchdog, has died
Phil Buchanan worked to protect and revise the Pine Island Plan, Gene and Ellie Boyd wrote the original plan.
It wasn't just Pine Island that lost a champion when Phil Buchanan died. So did the Caloosahatchee,Pine
Island Firefighters and Tom the Cat at the Stringfellow Road in front of Winn-Dixie.
"Such a tragic loss," said longtime Southwest Florida environmental educator Bill Hammond.
"He's always been an inspiration to me, with his passion and commitment."
Buchanan, 72, was found dead in his Saint James City home Thursday. He had a massive heart attack and hit his head on a yard ornament.
A major lesson of Buchanan's life, Hammond says, is how much one motivated person can accomplish. Phil Buchanan helped defend and revise Pine Island's original plan, written by Gene and Ellie Boyd in the late 1980s.
Thanks in large part to Buchanan's efforts, Pine Island retains much of its laid-back, low-rise rural character.
Also a board member of the Calusa Land Trust, Buchanan helped the nonprofit buy and preserve environmentally sensitive land.
That meant writing grants, going to endless meetings and chatting up potential donors.
Phil Buchanan was recognized on May 3 2016 for his many years of service
to Pine Island and was given a cane with the
Link about the Key Marco Cat here below....................................................................................................... Key Marco Catmounted on top of the cane
This was the last picture taken of Phil Buchanan The Key Marco Cat - is a half human,half panther thought
to have religious significance. This 6in figure is a pristine example of the fine CALUSA Indian's Artistry.
This is a near perfect hand carved copy, the original is at the Smithsonian Institution
Phil was somewhat shocked to see The Key Marc Cat on top of the cane.
The Pine Island Plan was started by Dr. Gene Boyd and his wife Ellie
then later Phil took over from there
by Retired Attorney : Phil Buchanan
Phil Buchanon's explanation of Original Pine Island Plan below - 810/910 rule
Starting back in the late 1980's Dr. Gene Boyd and his wife Ellie, gave their
time and did it for us so we can enjoy what we have today, it's no accident that Pine Island still looks rural..
Dr. Gene Boyd, upon his death in 2003
was hailed by many as the father of smart growth in Lee County.
by Retired Attorney : Dr. Phil Buchanan This is one of the biggest reasons why Pine Island's beauty hasn't been destroyed yet. A 30 year review of the history of the Pine Island Plan : March 18 2015
30 year History of the Pine Island Plan link
We will miss you Phil, there will never be anyone that can ever
replace you, you did so much for Pine Island.
They say Pine Island is a drinking island with a fish problem.
that could be a good thing
And yes, we are very proud of our Mulletheads too !
The word Mullethead was not meant to be derogatory, it was those hard
working fisherman that helped make Pine Island what it is today and
the word Mullethead is said with respect.
George is almost a lifetime resident of Pine Island and his family
has been here for over 50 years
George did work at the Winn Dixie on Stringfellow Rd. as the Store Manager and has
since has moved on to another job.
More about George
It's the People of Pine Island that make Pine Island a special place Thank You for being you George Williamson
Red Rosary Prayer Beads This is one of the most fatal toxins on Earth
The Rosary Bean or Rosary Pea shrub is a climbing tropical vine with alternately compound leaves and that can still be found growing in Bokeelia where the Calusa Indian mounds are located today.
These are called Red Rosary Prayer Beads, historical records indicate that Juan Ponce de Leon who "discovered" Florida
in 1513, supposedly while searching for the Fountain of Youth and in the summer of 1521 sustained a wound from an arrow
in a battle with the Calusa Indians on Pine Island, then died in Cuba because of this wound.
Columbus never even set foot on the continent of North America.
This was the poison put on the tip of the Calusa Indian's arrow that killed Ponce de Leon
The-4th-letter-of-Ponce-de-Leon - (A Feature Film)
You'll be entertained, surprised by the outcome and learn some things about the history
of Florida's (Pine Island) that you never knew.
Here is a Quiz---What is Young Water?---- Who discovered it? ---- Why is the color of this water purple?
What year was it discovered?---Where does Young Water come from?---Is Young Water real?
This is where the phrase conched on the head came from
The conch was used as weapon by the Calusa Indians
Sorry, We can't let you in we are afraid you might be religious fanatics
and kill us for not believing in Jesus or you might just be some crazy ass radical Muslims.
But,,,, I'm just a Calusa Indian so what do I know?
Now you can have a permanent reminder of that "Just Another Day in Paradise" feeling.
Or, better yet, share that feeling with someone who is not yet able to live the dream.
click on picture below to go there
10 Fascinating Facts about Urban Coyotes
By: Jaymi Heimbuch - April 5 2015
Due to sensationalistic reporting many urban residents think all Coyotes are out to eat their dogs or cats
at the first opportunity, this is simply is not the case.
The most common food eaten are rodents. A neighbor very close to me by found a dead rat in her pool one morning,
without our Coyotes we would be over run with rats, the fact is the rats are here and the Coyotes keep them in check.
Don't ever think we need to get rid of our Coyotes that would be a big mistake.
Click on picture below to read this fascinating article
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission needs your
help in protecting the state-threatened gopher tortoise.
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