The Climate Crisis

What Is Coastal Resilience and Why Is It Crucial for Sarasota?

Hurricane Ian decimated parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, local leaders are sharing insights into how we can rebuild in a sustainable way.

10/24/2022 By Laura Paquette

Conservation

Community Collaboration Permanently Protects 191 Acres in Sarasota County

The property is a birding hotspot, and a portion of the land is part of the largest floodplain marsh in the Myakka River basin, called Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

09/02/2022 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 10 Acres in Collier County

The land is home to a variety of animals listed as species of greatest conservation need—including the Florida black bear, Florida panther, wood stork, and Big Cypress fox squirrel.

08/25/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Board Approves $8 Million in Grant Funding

Plus, the Van Wezel Foundation reports $540,000 in funding over the past year and more.

08/22/2022 Photography by Staff

Nature

See the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Best in Show went to Englewood photographer Susan Smart, among five category winners.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation

Plus, more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/13/2022 Photography by Staff

Summer Nights

Join the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for Food Truck Friday Night

Enjoy a family-friendly, fun-packed evening at Bay Preserve in Osprey.

06/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Presents Luncheon Lecture With Dr. Jack Longino

A Sarasota native whose family owned an 8,732-acre ranch, Longino is a professor of biology at the University of Utah.

03/24/2022 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

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

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

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

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

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

Conservation Foundation Honors 2021 Volunteer of the Year, Partner of the Year

Rob Harlan and Susan Lowy Harlan received the Conservation Partner of the Year award, and Rich and Jane Huhn received the Volunteer of the Year award.

10/28/2021 By Staff

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

Grants

Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used to upgrade the Conservation Foundation's CRM platform.

10/19/2021 By Staff

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