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Conservation

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $62,500 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will help fund the creation of a new Nature Interpreter position and program.

12/08/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.

12/01/2021

Sound Off

Is Biden Worse on Climate Change than Trump?

Biden has just approved the largest number of Gulf drilling leases in history.

11/29/2021 By Isaac Eger

A Sailing Sisterhood

The Luffing Lassies Celebrate 50 Years of Women on the Water

“Isn’t this great? All these crazy women out playing?”

11/29/2021 By Susan Burns

Nature

Kids Can Participate in This Year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Too

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is hosting a pair of bird count events for kids ages 5-10 in December.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Audubon President Win Prestigious National Audubon Society Award

Jeanne Dubi has been awarded a Charles H. Callison Award, which is only given out to two people every year.

11/17/2021 By Staff

Drumroll, Please...

Here Are the Winners of the 2021 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Thomas Koet, Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher took home the big prizes this year.

11/17/2021 By Staff

Q & A

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick on What the New Infrastructure Law Means for Climate Change and Electric Vehicles

You can hear Hughes-Cromwick's views at the Climate Adaptation Center's Nov. 19 Florida Climate Forecast Conference.

11/11/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Save the Sea Cow

Here's How to Celebrate Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month. Here are some tips for celebrating and protecting our gentle giants.

11/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Happy Trails

Five Bike Trails to Please Any Kind of Rider

We’ve found five rides off the beaten path, from urban to rural, inland to coastal, that offer variety in scenery and skill level.

11/01/2021 By Isaac Eger

Sustainability

Registration Open for Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

This year’s workshop, themed “Roots of Sustainability,” will be held virtually.

10/29/2021

Conservation

Sarasota County Votes to Purchase Conservation Foundation’s Recently Protected Land

Sarasota County commissioners approved the purchase of 228 acres in Old Miakka.

10/26/2021 By Staff

Chill Out

It's Never Not a Good Time to Visit Florida's Incredible Natural Springs

Central Florida's springs might feel a little chillier than usual this time of year, but they're still an amazing destination.

10/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Up to Bat

Ecologist and Educator Dr. Katherine Clements Shares Nine Fun Facts About Bats

Peek into local bat life at the Venice Audubon Society and Rookery.

10/20/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 228 Acres in Old Miakka

The land is a critical link between Sarasota County’s Old Miakka Preserve and the Conservation Foundation’s Tatum Sawgrass Scrub Preserve.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Willis Smith Joins Project Team at the Quad Parcels at the Celery Fields

The Quad Parcels project will create a new habitat to attract more birds and provide additional public opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing.

10/04/2021 By Staff

From the Editor

Can Nature Sue Florida?

If this sounds far-fetched, remember that corporations have been given rights and legal personhood.

09/27/2021 By Susan Burns

Good Deeds

Mote Releases Adorable Sea Turtle Hatchlings Into the Wild

The turtles had been hospitalized after being recovered from pools.

09/24/2021 By Megan McDonald

Piney Point

What’s Going to Happen with Piney Point’s Toxic Wastewater?

Manatee County has approved injecting it deep into the aquifer. The public can weigh in on Oct. 6.

09/20/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis