Sarasota Bay Watch is honored to be awarded the 3rd place Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non-Profit category for our Sarasota Bay Scallop Restoration Project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Alliance reviews marine educational and restoration programs from states that touch the Gulf of Mexico, and neighboring states whose watersheds drain into the Gulf. Every 2 years GOMA selects exceptional projects and presents Gulf Guardian Awards.
We send out a great big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, partners, and donors for helping to make our local scallop restoration efforts an award winning project!
Special thanks to START, the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Bay Shellfish Co. and the Sarasota Yacht club for key scallop restoration partnerships.