Near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Utilities Department Director
Loring Lovell exemplified a dedication to the preservation of Florida's water resources, environment, and rich cultural heritage. In recognition of his wisdom, foresight and efforts to provide potable water for Sarasota County residents, the Loring Lovell Interpretive Trail, dedicated to his memory, is an expression of appreciation for his service.
Location. 27° 7.727′ N, 82° 19.937′ W. Marker is near Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker can be reached from Mabry Carlton Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in the T Mabry Carlton Jr Memorial Reserve. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice FL 34292, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gunther Gebel-Williams (approx. 6.9 miles away); Venice Railroad and Depot (approx. 6.9 miles away); Fred Albee Municipal Airport (approx. 7 miles away); Laurel Turpentine and Lumber Industry (approx. 7 miles away); The Circus in Venice (approx. Nokomis School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Johnson-Schoolcraft Building 1926 (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
Regarding Loring Lovell. Loring G. Lovell, director of Sarasota County utilities deptartment, 1979-1989, and the deptartmentís water resources development coordinator from 1989 to 1994, was remembered at a dedication ceremony as a major force in acquiring the MacArthur-Ringling 24,312 acres tract, renamed Carlton Memorial Reserve, and developing it as potable water source. Lovell died May 13, 1994 after twelve year battle with lymphoma, at age 55, and the county board has approved a six mile interpretive trail on the Reserve in his name.
~Water Desalination Report, Vol. 30, issue 40, 13 October 1994. "Sarasota County finally achieved its own water source."
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