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Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 AM to Noon. That’s the date for the first annual Bird Rookery Day hosted by the Venice Area Audubon Society. March marks the peak nesting season for birds at the renowned Venice Bird Rookery and you will have a special opportunity to learn about the birds [...]

A NOAA-led report updating sea level rise decision-support information for the U.S. was released February 15th. The report, in partnership with half a dozen other federal agencies projects a century of sea level rise in 30 years. The United States is expected to experience as much sea level rise by the year 2050 as it [...]

For our many readers interested in Florida’s natural habitat, we want to call your attention to a special one-day event, Celebrating Florida’s Wild Wonders presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College on March 11th. The program is based on the University of Florida Press book, The Wilder Heart of Florida” edited by [...]

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, an organization of local citizens, policy makers and business leaders, meets monthly for luncheons at Michael’s On East Restaurant to hear a panel of experts address important topics of concern. The topics range from updates about pending legislation in Tallahassee, to local issues like the direction of the School Board [...]

The following is an article by Charles Reith, a new START Board member and the leader of our effort to promote the expanded use of microforests. START is very pleased with the continued progress of our microforest initiative via our funding partnership with the Florida Veterans For Common Sense, the Sarasota Bay Rotary Club and [...]

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