Thursday, August 10, 2017


CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS!!  The time is now.  The Cape Coral City Council meeting where they will vote on transmitting the proposed land use change to the state is Monday August 21 at 4:30 pm in council chambers. We need as many as possible to attend!  Save Our Recreation will have a full presentation from our experts and attorney.  We also welcome constructive and supportive comments from you at the public comment session of the meeting or via emails to our council members and city manager.  Their emails are shown below.

Remember to be constructive and succinct with your comments and at all times be respectful and polite.  We are on the right side of this issue and don’t want to lose that in our messaging.  So far the support from various organizations has been incredible.  The Planning and Zoning Commission, Youth Council, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Florida Wildlife Federation, 1000 Friends of Florida and Sierra Club have expressed their opposition to this proposed land use change.  The News Press also supports denying the proposed land use change.

Please pass this on and talk to your friends and neighbors.  This is a big issue for Cape Coral as we need to decide if quality of life and planning for the future is important or not.  The City decided in 1989 that this property was best suited for Parks and Recreation.  Nothing has changed.  Almost 11,000 people signed our petition saying they want this green space preserved.  Adding up to 700 homes here will not make this city a better place to live 20 or 40 years from now.  Keeping it as Park and Recreation will!

So please make arrangements to come to the hearing on August 21.  If you can, come as a group.  Carpool with others.  We just want to be sure we have a good turnout.  Wear your green Save Our Recreation shirt if you have one.  If not, try to wear any green shirt.  Your support does make a difference.,,,,,,,,

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Save Our Recreation SHIRTS available for August 21 council meeting.

Make sure you have your green Save Our Recreation shirt (any green shirt will do) ready and wear it to the council meeting on August 21st.

At this meeting, the Mayor and Council will vote on whether to transmit the land use change to the State of Florida.  Save Our Recreation wants a NO vote....

Call or Text 239-243-5989 or email me at mary@maryneilson.

Monday, July 31, 2017


Make sure that you are registered to vote and that you actually vote in the September primary election in September.  Register by 5:00 pm August 14.

For your convenience there is a printable Voter Registration form at the right unter 2017 Documents.  It is in pdf.  Just open and print.  Mail to the Lee Co address on page 2.

EARLY VOTING FOR THE PRIMARY STARTS... Tuesday Sept 5 - Saturday Sept 9 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Make sure your friends and neighbors are registered.  Offer someone a ride to the polling place.  THIS ELECTION IS VERY IMPORTANT!

 Save Our Recreation has sent to each of the candidates two questions related to the old golf course property. The responses are posted on this website.

Voter Registration On-Line

Voter Registration Sites

The Cape Coral office information is:
Cape Coral Branch Office
At Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave
Cape Coral
239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It is truly the duty of all citizens to vote in elections and participate in the great democratic process we have in this country. Particularly when you have items that you care deeply about it is that much more important to vote.  So please follow the information we provide and also look at other sources to make your best informed decision on the candidates and VOTE on September 12.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Save Our Recreation site ~ 10,000+ Views in July

I am happy to report, Cape Coral residents are engaged.  We hit a record 10,000 plus views this month with 6 days left in July.

On behalf of Save Our Recreation, thank you for your continued support over the years to preserve this 175+ acres of green space.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Candidate Hobnob & Straw Poll ~ this Wednesday July 26 from 6-9

Since the golf course is one of the biggest issues facing the City, it will likely be a topic at these events.  Please try to attend some of these.  Not only will you get to learn more about their positions on the golf course, but you can learn more about their positions on other issues.

Be an informed voter who goes to the polls and votes is one of the best things we can do to make our City a great place to live.  *If you have a green SOR shirt please wear it.*  It shows we are concerned and involved.

Tonight Wednesday, July 26  5:30PM-8PM 
Hobnob  (Public Welcome)
Gulf Coast Village
1333 Santa Barbara Blvd