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

Essential Intelligence

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Back on Florida's Gulf Coast

Sea turtles have been swimming the world’s oceans for 100 million years, but today their future is precarious.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Snake Hunter

Dusty Crum’s Mission Is to Save the Everglades, One Python at a Time

Between 87 and 99 percent of the Everglades’ mammal populations have disappeared because of the invasive snakes, which now number nearly 300,000 in southern Florida

06/30/2019 By Isaac Eger

Making Waves

Stevie Freeman-Montes Is Determined to Help Sarasota Face Climate Change

“I’m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.”

06/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Making Waves

Elizabeth Moore Protects Florida Lands Through Philanthropy

The conservationist and philanthropist works to ensure that children today, and in the future, can experience nature the way she did.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

RIDESHARE

Gotcha Expands Services to University Parkway

The ride-share service can now take you to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Ringling Museum.

06/26/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Awards

Myakka Rancher Jim Strickland Named 'Sustainable Rancher of the Year' by Audubon Florida

Strickland is the owner of Strickland Ranch and managing partner of Big Red Cattle Company and Blackbeard’s Ranch, a 4,530-acre cow/calf operation that borders Myakka State Park.

06/19/2019 By Staff