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PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2014: PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC

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AKA  The Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens
PUNTA GORDA , FL
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PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2014: PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: PEACE RIVER BOTANICAL & SCULPTURE GARDENS INC

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Also Known As: The Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens
Physical Address: PUNTA GORDA , FL 33950 4859
EIN: 26-3285783
Web URL: www.peacerivergardens.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A25 Arts Education/Schools
Ruling Year: 2009 


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Mission Statement

To provide a natural setting along the Peace River showcasing world class sculpture and spectacular botanicals to inspire creativity throughout the community.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2014
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

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Leadership

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Programs

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Budget:
$500
Category:
Education, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

We are currently gathering a collection of Staghorn Ferns. There are 18 species and we have acquired at least one of each species with the help of volunteers and Fairchild Tropical Garden. Other volunteers are propagating a variety of bromeliads for display in the garden.

Program Long-Term Success:

Having a complete collection of a species will inform the public about use and care of the plants and the choices that are available.

Program Short-Term Success:

This first program starts a relationship with Fairchild Tropical Gardens which we hope to build on. We also hope to use this relationship to develop relationships with other botanical gardens.

Program Success Monitored by:

Board Members monitor the success of this program. This program is successful if we have all 18 species and provide an educational program for those interested in growing staghorn ferns.

Program Success Examples:

One of our board members has acquired some staghorn ferns from Fairchild. It is too early to provide an educational class. The garden is still being built.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS FOR 2014 The garden is being built by the foundation board. Our board has chosen a logo, a commemorative piece for large funders. We dropped board members and are building a stronger board. Goals for 2014 * Build a collection of staghorn ferns * Hire an executive director by fall 2015 * Take over the web-site and add facebook, twitter, and newsletter * Begin fund raising * Build friends group to grow plants, pay membership and help install plants
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