Happy Sea Turtle

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This vibrant painting, featuring a cheerful sea turtle gliding between two gracefully swaying palm trees, encapsulates the natural beauty intrinsic to Sarasota County's coastal heritage. The sea turtle in this artwork symbolizes the rich marine life that flourishes along the county's beaches, particularly emphasizing its significance in local conservation efforts. Sarasota County is renowned for its pristine beaches and commitment to protecting sea turtles, which annually return to its shores during nesting season. The palm trees, synonymous with the Florida coast, further emphasize the serene, tropical environment that makes Sarasota a captivating destination for both residents and visitors.

Embedded in the painting is a swirling, colorful background, reminiscent of the lively and dynamic culture that permeates Sarasota County. The playful and abstract style of the artwork may reflect the community’s ongoing engagement with the arts, from its numerous galleries to vibrant festivals. The representation of these natural elements, brought to life through expressive colors and flowing forms, honors Sarasota's passionate dedication to preserving its environmental treasures and promoting a thriving cultural scene. Together, the sea turtle and palm trees serve as visual testimonials to the county’s harmonious blend of ecological stewardship and artistic heritage.

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Child Protection Center

Child Protection Center

The mission of the Child Protection Center (CPC) is Child Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. The CPC envisions a community in which children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. To successfully address the issue of child abuse, efforts in prevention, intervention and treatment must be implemented. The unique comprehensive continuum of services developed over the 40 year history of the Child Protection Center exemplifies such an effort.