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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

Birds Are Real

Global Warming and Population Growth Are Impacting Local Bird Numbers

Volunteers tallied 165 species and about 30,000 birds at the Sarasota Audubon's Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1.

01/12/2022 By Susan Burns

Teed up

Plans to Renovate Bobby Jones Golf Complex Get the Green Light

After years of neglect and delays, the Sarasota City Commission approved plans to move forward with renovations and conservation of the 300-acre property.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nature

Manatee County Parks Will Celebrate Arbor Day with a Scavenger Hunt

UF/IFAS Extension and Manatee County Parks will host a community-wide scavenger hunt for native trees.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Nature

'Fire Fest' Will Educate Public About Prescribed Burns

The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Energy

New College Student Awarded Federal Grant for Solar Carport

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt invented GismoPower, a portable, solar-powered carport.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

The Big Story

How the Brian Laundrie Case Hurt Florida

A manhunt, a dead body and a media frenzy over the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie tragedy have scarred Carlton Reserve, of our state's most beautiful parks.

12/31/2021 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

New Project Launching to Benefit Manatees in Southwest Florida

The initiative will connect locals to a manatee habitat restoration in the Warm Mineral Springs Creek and Salt Creek areas.

12/21/2021 By Staff

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Jelks Family Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used for conservation of priority land in Manatee County.

12/14/2021 By Staff

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto