excess nutrients

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Healthy Pond Collaborative-Sarasota is pleased to announce that it just completed its second year with a healthy pond program in Sarasota County that advised forty local communities how to maintain a healthy stormwater pond and provided $40,000 in grants to qualified participants that created over six miles of newly planted pond shoreline that will [...]

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