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Are your stormwater ponds covered in unsightly algae or plagued with costly eroding banks? If so, we can help. The Healthy Pond Collaborative (HPC) is a partnership with START, the Sarasota County NEST Program the Manatee County Department of Natural Resources, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, the Suncoast Waterkeeper and the Science and Environment [...]

NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced $144 million in new grants to support natural infrastructure projects in 31 coastal states and U.S. territories. The 109 grants announced today will generate more than $97 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $242 million. The National Coastal Resilience Fund [...]

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon for the City of Sarasota’s Grand Reopening of Bobby Jones Park. The event will begin with a ceremonial tee off on the golf course followed at 10:00 AM with tours of the new wetlands and nature park. The Nature Park tour will [...]

Hopefully, you had a chance over the weekend to visit the Green Living Expo at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Now it’s time to be sure you don’t miss the ECO SUMMIT that begins this evening and runs for the next two days featuring renowned experts on important environmental issues from climate change to water quality. [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released preliminary mortality rates for manatees. The Commission has found that 505 manatees died between January 1, 2023 to November 24, 2023. The last estimate of statewide numbers for the 2021-2022 period is 8,350–11,730 manatees, with 3,960–5,420 on the west coast and 3,940–6,980 on the east coast. [...]

All our environmentally concerned readers should be sure to register for next month’s Eco Summit here in Sarasota featuring solution-oriented presentations and panel discussions with national and regional experts on innovative ways we can sustain our quality of life along the Suncoast. The Eco Summit kicks off on Monday, December 4th at 5:00 PM at [...]

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