Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big Cats

Why Are Panthers and Bobcats Suddenly Stumbling and Falling Down in Sarasota County?

Researchers are investigating why the big cats are experiencing neurological damage.

08/21/2019 By Megan McDonald

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sustainability

Registration Is Open for Sarasota County's 2019 Sustainability Workshop

The theme of this year's workshop is "Growing Greener Generations."

08/16/2019 By Staff

Baywatch

Annual Scallop Search Scheduled for August 24

The annual event helps monitor the health of the bay.

08/12/2019 By Staff

Sea Turtles

Mote Declares Record-Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Sarasota Area

And for the first time in the program’s history, there are at least two green sea turtle nests in every region in Mote’s area of monitoring.

08/07/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

DeSantis Announces 11 Appointments to Revived Red Tide Task Force

The task force had previously been inactive and without funding until its re-organization by FWC.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Seeks Public Input

The foundation invites community members to share their perspectives on the direction of land conservation at two "community listening sessions" this month.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints Chief Resilience Officer

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat is tasked with preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Accreditation

The Ringling Receives Level 2 Aboretum Accreditation

To become accredited, an arboretum is required to have a minimum of 100 species, varieties or cultivars of trees or woody plants.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Bite squad

Shark Days Return to Mote Marine

Mote scientist Robert Hueter tells us why it's actually a good sign to see sharks swimming in the Gulf.

07/31/2019 By Hanna Powers

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 543 Acres in the Myakka Region

Conserving the land enables the core of the 2,500-acre Tatum Sawgrass marsh to be restored, and will reduce flooding downstream, increase habitat for animals, and improve the health and vitality of the Myakka River.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Shell Yeah

Free MarineMax Classes Help Women Boaters Feel More Confident on the Water

The quarterly, small-group classes are taught by U.S. Coast Guard captains.

07/11/2019 By Hanna Powers

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Conservation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Awards $20,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The money will be used to help protect the threatened Florida scrub jay.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Dept. of Sustainability

Tervis Introduces Recycled Tumblers

One hundred percent of the profits from the products will benefit organizations that are working to clean up our oceans.

07/02/2019 By Staff

Politics

Southwest Florida Water Management District Appoints New Governing Board Officers

Newly appointed secretary Joel Schleicher represents Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

07/01/2019 By Staff

Golf

City, Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast Explore Partnership for Bobby Jones Golf Club

The historic golf course, which opened in 1926, plays a vital environmental role for the region.

06/30/2019 By Staff