stormwater ponds

The Healthy Pond Collaborative that we introduced to you in last month’s E-Newsletter was officially launched on September 15th with a press conference held by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation at Selby Gardens. Teri A Hansen. President and CEO of the Barancik Foundation, welcomed the audience and opened the proceedings by explaining the growing [...]

START’s October commendation for exemplary pond enhancement work recognizes the Willow Brook Community in Sarasota, Florida. Willow Brook was built during 2000 and 2001 with 54 homes housing 91 residents. The community has two stormwater ponds that were beginning to cause some concern with noticeable erosion on the banks and an unsightly algal bloom spreading [...]

START is very pleased to announce the formation of an important new three-year water quality partnership known as the Healthy Pond Collaborative. Funded by a major grant from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, the Healthy Pond Collaborative includes START, the Sarasota County Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) Program, University of Florida IFAS Extension Sarasota County, [...]

With the growing concern about the high level of excess nutrients in our waterways, START is launching the Neighborhood Nutrient Watch (NNW) Program. The initial effort was inaugurated on Saturday, November 2nd via a partnership with Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) and the initiative of the Las Palmas neighborhood. Looking to help restore [...]