Travel & Outdoors

Buckle up

Hurricane Forecast Predicts 22 Named Storms—Including Five Major Hurricanes

Sarasota's Climate Adaptation Center recently unveiled its forecast for the coming season.

04/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

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

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Paradise for Florida Wildlife

Two experts explain how your yard (or even just your balcony) can have a positive effect on the environment.

04/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

SRQ Reports 1 Million Passengers in First Three Months of 2022

In 2022, the airport expects to break ground on over $150 million in construction projects, including a new five-gate terminal.

04/13/2022 By Staff

Earthy Art

Claire Calvino Uses Banana Paper, An Eco-Friendly Alternative, to Make Whimsical Art

Calvino owns In Love and Daisies where she sells prints on banana paper, a less polluting, wasteful and more sustainable alternative to traditional paper.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Volunteers

Florida State Parks Foundation Recognizes Volunteer Contributions

The recognitions include volunteers in Sarasota-Manatee.

04/07/2022 By Staff

DIY

Three Local Farms Are Offering You-Pick Opportunities This Spring

Pick your own fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers while the weather's still nice.

04/07/2022 By Samantha Lane

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

Easy Rider

I Tried Sarasota's New Veo Scooter Rental—and Liked it

The new "micro-mobility" program lets riders rent bikes and scooters for an hourly rate.

03/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Dog Days

11 Dog-Friendly Local Parks to Explore

From Brohard Beach and Paw Park to Bayfront Park on Longboat Key, there's an abundance of dog parks and dog-friendly trails to explore in Sarasota.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

Life is a highway

Florida Road Trip Destinations You Won't Want to Miss

Make the most of the Sunshine State.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

migration education

How to Close Up Your Sarasota Home for the Summer

Free classes and tips on what to consider before leaving Sarasota during the summer months.

03/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

SRQ Airport Reports Highest-Ever February Passenger Travel

Last month, 340,465 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 159,772 in February 2021.

03/14/2022 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

Do It Right

What to Know About Fishing Regulations

Plus, how to protect marine life while you're on the water.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Catch of the Day

Eleven Types of Fish You'll Find in Local Waters

What to catch and how to cook it.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns