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The Mira Lago community in Sarasota was built in 1991 with 183 residences housing a population of approximately 320 residents. The community has four stormwater detention ponds, Crane, Egret, Heron and Spoonbill. In 2017 Mira Lago was hit hard during Hurricane Irma and water quality in their ponds deteriorated significantly. Seeking help, acting President Carol [...]

An April NOAA news release announced a recommendation of $123 million in funding across state and territorial coastal management programs and national estuarine research reserves was announced. The funding will support habitat restoration and conservation, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The funding, made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and [...]

Many of the waterways in the Sarasota Bay Watershed continue to be challenged by climate change, hurricanes and the inflow of excess nutrients from stormwater runoff that damages seagrass beds and feeds red tide and other harmful algal blooms. Now you can personally help improve our waterways by participating in the Giving Challenge that will [...]

Like many communities, VillageWalk in Sarasota suffered some major tree damage during hurricane Ian. The damage was particularly severe along Camminare Drive where over 100 trees and shrubs were lost. This is a critical section of the community as the tree canopy and shrubs provided both cover from an unsightly aging wall bordering I-75 and [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has asked us to share the following information they put out in a press release. Sea turtles are starting to nest on our beaches. Residents and visitors can play a big part in helping to protect vulnerable nesting sea turtles this spring and summer while visiting Florida’s [...]

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to check the health of your community’s stormwater detention ponds. Do they look like the one shown above with clear algae-free water and a well- planted No Mow Zone to guard against costly bank erosion? If not, it’s time to contact the Healthy Pond [...]

EARTH DAY EVENT

Oscar Scherer State Park and the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. would like to invite you to participate in our 35th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The Earth Day movement began in 1970 and has been a positive force in bringing awareness and making changes to our planet. This year’s [...]

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