Our Mission Statement

P.O.W.E.R. works to serve the people of the Manasota area to preserve and protect rural and agricultural lands from overdevelopment, protect wildlife, the environment we share, and it’s natural resources, now and in the future by activism, participation and careful consideration. 

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Urban sprawl wreaks havoc on the natural land, ecosystem and community. The loss of agricultural land has major impacts on biodiversity with the loss of valuable biotopes for many animals, and particularly birds. The erosion of our land, soil  Some benefits of country living include: Cleaner Air, The further out into the country you get, the more your air quality improves. Researchers have a few ideas for why this might be, including less pollution, greater abundance of trees and grass. Better psychological health. Your brain actually functions differently in the country. Living in an urban environment over-stimulates two key, and potentially harmful, regions of the brain: the areas that regulate emotion and anxiety. Easy access to organic food. Our nearest supermarket might be twenty-thirty minutes away from us. But we have multiple farms, all within a ten minute drive, where we can buy fresh eggs, fruits, and veggies right from the source. Having our own land allows us to grow and produce our own fruits and vegetables as well.


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

Caring for our Neighbors

Taking care of our neighbors makes for a stronger community. Looking out for one another ensures a safer and happier neighborhood.  When we all do a little, we can do so much!


There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.