Protest to keep developers away from Celery Fields


SARASOTA COUNTY – Suncoast residents gathered at the Celery Fields again this weekend.

This is the second time in two weeks protesters rallied to protect the popular bird watching spot in Sarasota County.

Organizers say land surrounding the nature park is at risk if county commissioners approve two development plans.

The plans include building a recycling center and a Restaurant Depot adjacent to Celery Fields.

Some of the protesters held signs reading ‘Celery Fields Forever’ and ‘People over Profit’.

Founder of David Johnson says the county should think twice before they sell the land.