Travel & Outdoors

Moments of Joy

Crossing the Ringling Bridge Remains a View to a Thrill

Seeing our city from the span never fails to please.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Climbing at TreeUmph! Adventure Course

TreeUmph! will have you swinging through the treetops, climbing challenging obstacles and cruising down fun ziplines.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Sustainability

Sarasota County Wins National Award for Solar Energy Efforts

Sarasota County scored high marks for permitting, planning, zoning and community education processes related to solar energy adoption.

07/28/2020 Photography by Staff

Moments of Joy

A Daily Flower Show Boosts Spirits in a Difficult Time

The colors and shapes of a host of blooms fill my yard.

07/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Offers Webinar on Low-Cost Solutions for Energy Savings

Participants will learn how investing in sustainability can provide significant savings and drive the community toward a greener future.

07/24/2020 By Staff

The Dredge Report

Lido Beach Renourishment Now Underway

The restoration work will help protect the Lido Key shoreline, infrastructure and wildlife from erosion and storms.

07/22/2020 Photography by Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Relax at a Free Outdoor Yoga Class

Find a moment of zen at a free outdoor yoga class, held at Sarasota-Manatee beaches and parks.

07/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Water Works

Learn How to Collect Rainwater with Sarasota County's Virtual Workshops

Sarasota County's Rain Barrel program is hosting three virtual workshops on the benefits of owning rain barrels and conserving water Aug. 15 and Sept 19.

07/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Climate Change

Climate Disruptions Are Impacting Human Health

Red tide outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19 may both be connected to a warming planet.

07/16/2020 By Bob Bunting

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Lace Up Our Running Shoes to Help Sea Turtles

Mote's 34th annual Run for the Turtles has gone virtual, meaning you can participate anytime, anywhere.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Paddle Boarding Through Lido Key's Mangroves

Beat the heat and enjoy beautiful scenery while paddle boarding Lido Key's mangrove tunnels.

07/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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