Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By staff

Planning

Downtown Sarasota Forum Concentrates on 'Optimal Living'

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a "forum on optimal living" with several representatives from local government, business groups, nonprofits and more.

04/05/2017 By staff

Science

Climate Change's Florida Consequences

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium with geologist and sea-level rise expert Harold Wanless on Tuesday, April 18.

03/29/2017 By staff

Environment

"Earth Celebration" Scheduled for April 15

The Florida House Institute is holding its Earth Celebration, a family festival with local and national eco-friendly businesses, live music, food and STEM education activities, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15

03/27/2017 By staff

Environment

Event Aims to Raise Money for Coastal Protection

The Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, the Sierra Club and Suncoast Waterkeeper are hosting Brunch for the Bay at noon this Sunday, March 5.

02/27/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Planning and Development Director

Sarasota County recently appointed Matt Osterhoudt as its new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.

02/27/2017 By staff

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Tuesday

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/24/2017 By staff

Environment

Solar Power Co-Op Hosts Public Information Event Feb. 24

A group of Sarasota homeowners last month announced the formation of a new Sarasota solar power co-op.

02/08/2017 By staff

Environment

Ribbon-Cutting Set for Recycling Facility

Waste Pro is marking the official opening of its Manatee County recycling facility with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

02/07/2017 By staff

Manufacturing

Chemical Company Receives Manatee County Tax Exemption

The Manatee County Commission on Tuesday approved a tax exemption worth $1.2 million over eight years for Allied New Technologies 2, Inc.

01/13/2017 By staff

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By staff

Environment

Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By staff

Environment

Mosaic Sinkhole Cleanup Details Announced

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced the details of a consent order reached with Mosaic Fertilizer over cleanup at the sinkhole that opened at the company's facility in Mulberry, Florida, on Aug. 28.

10/26/2016 Research by staff

Environment

1,143-Acre Manatee County Property to Be Permanently Protected

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announced Thursday that the 1,143-acre Triangle Ranch in Manatee County will be a permanently protected.

10/07/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Waste Pro Opens New Manatee County Recycling Facility

Waste Pro, a waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal company, will celebrate the grand opening of its new SRQ Material Recovery Facility on Wednesday.

07/26/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Conservation Foundation Wins Healthy Watersheds Grant

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was recently awarded a three-year grant of $156,000 for its Myakka Island Conservation Corridor project.

06/15/2016 Research by staff

Environment

'Green Your Business' Classes Continue Through September

Sarasota County is helping business leaders learn how to save money and resources at work by adopting sustainability practices.

06/14/2016 Research by staff

InstaSarasota

Our 14 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

Birds, beaches, bridges, bars--here are our favorite Sarasota photos from Instagram this week.

06/08/2016 By Margo Rometo

Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Wins Recognition

Sarasota County's Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was recently named 'Project of the Year' by the Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

941CEO DAILY

Group Sues Sarasota County to Quash Proposed Whole Foods

The complaint filed by ManaSota-88 argues that the new store will adversely affect 4.49 acres of forested wetlands at the site.

03/01/2016 Research by staff