Travel & Outdoors

Q&A

A New Book From a Sarasota Native Tells the Story of the Fight to Save the Everglades

Amy Green's "Moving Water: The Everglades and Big Sugar" was recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

04/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Red Tide

Red Tide Present in the Gulf, DOH Says

And is it just a coincidence after the Piney Point crisis?

04/15/2021 By Staff

Marine Life

Florida Keys to Undergo Unprecedented Coral Restoration Project

The restoration effort, which includes Mote Marine Laboratory, is the most ambitious effort to date in the U.S.

04/15/2021 By Staff

2021 Hurricane Forecast

Get Ready for an Active Hurricane Season

The southwest coast of Florida may not be as lucky as in past decades.

04/15/2021 By Susan Burns

Crisis in Palmetto

DeSantis, State Officials Plan to Close Piney Point Facility

Full cleanup and closure costs could top $200 million.

04/13/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

New Report Reveals Impacts of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The report details conditions in the five-county Tampa Bay/Sarasota Bay region before, during and after the red tide event across 18 measures of community well being.

04/13/2021 By Staff

Flower power

Pick Your Own Fresh Flowers and Produce at Hunsader Farms

Pick wildflowers, zinnias and sunflowers, as well as green beans, black-eyed peas, eggplant and okra.

04/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

SRQ Records Highest Monthly Passenger Numbers Ever in March

The airport reported 277,590 passengers in March 2021, an 81 percent increase over March 2020.

04/12/2021 By Staff

Piney Point

Environmentalists Warn That Piney Point Pollution Could Affect Sarasota Bay

More than 200 million gallons of wastewater have been discharged into Tampa Bay. That could have major effects on the health of Sarasota Bay.

04/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Environment

Environmentalists Call for Complete Cleanup and Closure of Piney Point

Organizations say that at the current rate of wastewater discharge, nearly 500 tons of nitrogen are on track to be released in the course of about a week.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation, Audubon Society Move Forward With Quad Parcels

The 33 acres will buffer the western edge of the environmentally sensitive Celery Fields.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Awards

Selby Gardens Receives Commendation in Horticulture from Garden Club of America

The gardens was recognized for its contributions to the collection, study and display of air plants.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Crisis in Palmetto

Piney Point Evacuation Leaves Residents and Business Owners Scared and Anxious

"It will have lasting effects for years to come for the entire county."

04/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

How Dangerous Is the Water Leaking From Piney Point?

ManaSota-88’s Glenn Compton describes phosphate wastewater’s risk to human health and the environment.

04/05/2021 By Susan Burns

Oh, The Places You'll Go

The CDC Is Loosening Its Rules for International Travel

Here's what locals want to do—and where they want to jet—when they feel safe.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Murals

Artist Wyland to Paint Mural at Tuttle Elementary School

The mural is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.

03/29/2021 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

Travel

Southwest Airlines Adds Two New Destinations at SRQ

The airline also added additional service to existing flights.

03/25/2021 By Staff

Reality Bites

Is Sarasota's Mosquito Population Growing?

Two recent outbreaks have caused mosquito control staffers to apply treatments, while warning of bites and potential disease.

03/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Invaders

Should Florida Exterminate or Accommodate Invasive Species?

Florida consistently ranks as one of the top five places in the world with the most invasive species. And the state is the world epicenter of invasive reptiles.

03/10/2021 By Isaac Eger