Bay Watch

Help the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Check on Our Seagrass This Weekend

Become a citizen scientist by recording the health and quality of Sarasota Bay seagrass.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Clam It Up

Sarasota Bay Watch to Release 120,000 Clams into Bay This Month

It's part of the organization's mission to release a million clams into the bay this year and help improve water quality.

04/15/2022 By Staff

Bird's Eye View

This Sarasota Videographer Is Using TikTok To Share Stunning Drone Footage

Besterman has more than 12,000 TikTok followers. Many say they traveled to Sarasota or even moved here because of his videos.

04/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

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

For Sale

A Sprawling Waterfront Property in Indian Beach Is on the Market for $22 Million

The listing has more than 700 feet of water frontage, historical homes and a fascinating backstory.

10/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $300,000 Grant

The funds come from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

08/31/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Charles D. Hines Joins The Bay Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors

Hines is an attorney who's practiced for more than 30 years and a former Sarasota County commissioner.

08/04/2021 By Staff

The Bay

Patterson Foundation Announces $4 Million Matching Challenge for The Bay

Each time a philanthropist donates $5 million to Phase 1 of The Bay, the foundation will contribute $1 million, up to a total of $4 million.

07/20/2021 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Park Reaches $20 Million Funding Goal

A $5 million match challenge from The Patterson Foundation helped The Bay Park Conservancy achieve its $20 million initial funding goal.

05/18/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Bay Park Conservancy Hires Chief Experience Officer

Jeannie Perales was previously vice-president for museum exhibits, learning and engagement at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

05/10/2021 By Staff

Survey Says

The Bay Park Releases 2020 Annual Report and Park Visitor Survey

The inaugural annual report highlights park progress, environmental, operational and financial sustainability.

05/05/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank to Hold Monthly Food Distributions at Van Wezel

The large-scale events will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month through October at the Van Wezel.

04/15/2021 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Park's Mangrove Walkway Will Open to the Public April 10

The half-mile, 10-ft. wide sidewalk winds around the coastal wetlands in The Bay Park.

03/26/2021 By Staff

The Bay

Phase One of The Bay Park to Open This Year

The site plan was approved 4-1 by the Sarasota city commission on March 8.

03/11/2021 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Reaches Next Fundraising Milestone

The Bay Park Conservancy has raised $15 million towards its $20 million initial funding goal.

11/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Leslie M. Turner Joins The Bay Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors

Turner recently retired as senior vice-president and general counsel for The Hershey Company, and was formerly general counsel for Coca-Cola North America.

11/11/2020 By Staff

Bay Watch

Portions of The Bay's Mangrove Walkway Will Open in Mid-October

Segments of phase one of the project, which include the mangrove walkway, trails and benches, will open to the public next month.

09/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Lectures

'Dreamers & Doers' Speaker Series Kicks Off This Month

The first speaker in the series is former Procter & Gamble CEO AG Lafley.

11/13/2019 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Hires Jon F. Swift Construction as Construction Manager for Phase One

The construction firm has proven experience in building parks.

10/30/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Shares Fundraising, Site Plan Progress

The conservancy is two-thirds of the way to its $20 million private fundraising goal.

10/16/2019 By Staff