More Travel & Outdoors

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Paradise for Florida Wildlife

Two experts explain how your yard (or even just your balcony) can have a positive effect on the environment.

04/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Earthy Art

Claire Calvino Uses Banana Paper, An Eco-Friendly Alternative, to Make Whimsical Art

Calvino owns In Love and Daisies where she sells prints on banana paper, a less polluting, wasteful and more sustainable alternative to traditional paper.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Volunteers

Florida State Parks Foundation Recognizes Volunteer Contributions

The recognitions include volunteers in Sarasota-Manatee.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects Critical Florida Panther Habitat

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, only 120 to 230 adults currently remain in the wild.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Communtiy Foundation Awards $75,000 to Conservation Foundation

The funding is in support of the Quad Parcels re-wilding.

03/08/2022 By Staff

Grants

Conservation Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant for Youth Programming

The funds come from the Manatee Community Foundation.

03/03/2022 By Staff

Do It Right

What to Know About Fishing Regulations

Plus, how to protect marine life while you're on the water.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Catch of the Day

Eleven Types of Fish You'll Find in Local Waters

What to catch and how to cook it.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Fish Tales

Sarasota’s Waters Have Centuries of Stories to Tell

Fishing is woven into Sarasota’s cultural fabric and history.

03/01/2022 By John McCarthy

The Eagle Has Landed

The Dump Is Probably the Best Place to Spot the Once-Endangered Bald Eagle (Yes, Really)

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis details how there have been two kinds of bald eagles throughout American history: the symbol and the living bird.

03/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Clamtastic!

Sarasota Baywatch Plans to Release 1 Million Clams Into Local Waters

Clams naturally filter excess nutrients that can contribute to red tide blooms and inhibit sea grass growth—a necessary food source for local marine mammals.

02/22/2022 By Staff

Science Is Cool

A Local Organization Is Teaching Kids About Sharks

The program offers a safe, welcoming space for children of color and under-served groups to explore the water and the creatures that live inside.

02/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Climate Change

New Report Predicts More Than a Foot of Sea Level Rise for Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee counties can expect 14-18 inches of sea level rise, a new report predicts.

02/15/2022 By Megan McDonald

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction, and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Dedications

Bill Robinson Lakeside Loop Will Be Dedicated Jan. 29

Robinson was the founder of Fit2Run and established Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton.

01/21/2022 By Staff

Our Squirrels, Ourselves

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Squirrel

Squirrels, it turns out, are an extension of ourselves. So how can we live in harmony with them?

01/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County

The newly protected land is located between Braden River Park and the Honi Hanta Girl Scout Camp.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff