Turtle Power

Mote Releases Two Sea Turtles

Hookee and Joyce had been recovering at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Natural Beauty

See the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winning photos of Conservation Foundation's inaugural summer photo contest, now a virtual exhibit.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Weather

Sahara Desert Dust Is Heading Our Way

Here’s what that means for us.

06/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $30,000 to Two New Solar Co-Ops

Solar United Neighbors will use the $30,000 grant to launch two new residential solar co-ops

06/23/2020 By Staff

Adapting to Climate Change

The CEO of Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center on Science and Hope in a Hotter World

Scientist Bob Bunting outlines how Florida and our region will change and how we can respond and benefit.

06/18/2020 By Bob Bunting

Feathered Friends

Ringling College Student Uses Art to Raise Awareness for Sarasota's Birds

Bird trainer turned art student Morgan Johnson creates educational posters to help preserve the area's diverse bird population.

06/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Science

Mote Announces Plans for Additional Coral Nursery, International Coral Gene Bank

The organization plans to build an additional land-based coral nursery in Islamorada and a new coral gene bank at its new location in Sarasota County.

06/10/2020 By Staff

Weather

Damage From Tropical Storm Shuts Down Casey Key Road

Heavy rain, high winds and tall waves cracked a portion of Casey Key roadway that runs along the Gulf of Mexico.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fins up

Gecko's Cocktail Raises $10,000 for Mote

In 2018, Gecko's pledged to donate $1 for every sale of a new cocktail named in honor of Mote founder and world-renowned scientist Eugenie Clark.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

But Wait, There's More

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Arrived. Here's What to Expect.

What can we do to keep safe this season—especially as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic?

06/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

A Taxing Question

Selby Gardens and Other Nonprofits Face Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst's office has mailed intent- to-deny letters to several organizations, which they say threatens their operations.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

In Case You Missed It

We Saw the Elusive Night-Blooming Cereus Last Weekend

This otherworldly flower only blooms once a year at midnight.

05/26/2020 By Isaac Eger

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Good News

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects Felts Audubon Preserve

The 29-acre public preserve is known for its walking trails and bird-watching opportunities.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Baby Bird Spotting

For Many Birds, Nesting Season Is Here

We asked the Sarasota Audubon Society chapter what birds we might see and hear on our nature walks.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Now or Never

The Race Is on to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch Forever

To seal the deal, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast must raise $300,000 before the end of the month.

05/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stargaze

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with The Bishop Museum

Learn all about the night sky with these free virtual lectures on Saturday, May 2.

04/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth