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November 2016

Tony Saprito Fishing Pier Cleanup

November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Who: Certified divers, limited kayakers, ‘topside’ volunteers on the pier. What: A cleanup of the Tony Saprito Fishing Pier, above and below the water When: November 19, 2016. Registration at 8:30 Where: Tony Saprito Fishing Pier, 920 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236. Meet under the causeway. Why: This is the first ‘cleaning’ of the public pier. Removing marine debris and lost fishing gear will reduce bird and marine animal entanglement and ghost fishing while maintaining a healthy habitat and…

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June 2017

New Pass Cleanup

June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ken Thompson Park Fishing Piers, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, Fl 34236
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Sarasota Bay Watch is partnering with the City of Sarasota and the Sarasota Police Department Dive Team. Who: Certified divers, kayakers, ‘topside’ volunteers on the piers. What: A cleanup of the fishing piers of Ken Thompson Park and New Pass, above and below the water When: June 3, 2017. Registration at 8:00am Where: Ken Thompson Park Fishing Piers Why: This is the first ‘cleaning’ of the public piers. Removing marine debris and lost fishing gear will reduce bird and marine…

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July 2017

Suncoast Reef Rovers Venice Pier Cleanup

July 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sharky’s on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr S
Venice, Fl
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This event is being hosted by Suncoast Reef Rovers.  For more information please visit www.suncoastreefrovers.org Who: Certified divers, ‘topside’ volunteers on the piers. What: A cleanup of the Venice fishing piers. When: July 15, 2017 Where: Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285, USA How: To register to be a diver at this event please visit www.suncoastreefrovers.org To register to be topside help please fill out the form below.

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August 2017

The Great Scallop Search of 2017

August 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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The event launches from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236. For boaters interested in searching the Northern Bay and Manatee County, you can arrange pick up their maps and materials ahead to time. Please indicate this choice on the registration form below. * * * * NOTE: THIS IS A NO HARVEST EVENT * * * * Purpose of event: Help to monitor annually the number of scallops in Sarasota Bay waters and support scientists…

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September 2017

Suncoast Reef Rovers South Jetty Cleanup

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

This event is being hosted by Suncoast Reef Rovers.  For more information please visit www.suncoastreefrovers.org Who: Certified divers, ‘topside’ volunteers on the piers. What: A cleanup of the Venice fishing piers. When: September 9, 2017 How: To register to be a diver at this event please visit www.suncoastreefrovers.org

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Suncoast Reef and Beach Cleanup

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

This event is being hosted by Suncoast Aqua Ventures.  For more information please visit www.suncoastaquaventures.com When: September 23-24, 2017 Where: Bradenton Yacht Club How: To register for this event please visit www.suncoastaquaventures.com

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October 2017

Suncoast Reef Rovers South Venice Jetty Cleanup

October 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

South Venice Inlet Jetty underwater clean-up: Sunday morning, October 22, 2017. The SunCoast Reef Rovers (Venice Dive Club) is looking for divers and topside individuals to help with this annual clean-up event. All divers entering the water are welcome to attend as long as they are a certified Scuba diver and comfortable diving in low visibility water with debris and sharp objects in the area. If interested in participating, please respond to Ken.Lackmann@fl.usda.gov

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April 2018

Sister Keys Cleanup

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Mar Vista, 760 Broadway St
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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Sister Keys Clean Up -13

It's time for the Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys Cleanup! The purpose of the event is to remove trash and debris from Sister Keys, the largest undeveloped islands from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, developers sought to build the Shangri Isle Club on the mangrove islands — complete with a golf course and landing strip for airplanes — and later planned to develop residential homes on the islands. But thanks to the efforts…

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May 2018

Suncoast Reef Rovers Venice Inlet Cleanup

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Suncoast Reef Rovers North Jetty, 1000 S Casey Key Rd.
Nokomis, FL United States
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group poc

Calling all Divers, Topside Helpers, Snorkelers and Kayakers...Have some fun in the water and help do some good! Join us along with the SunCoast Reef Rovers for an underwater clean-up event at the Venice Inlet North Jetty on Sunday Morning, May 20, 2018 starting at 8am. All divers entering the water are welcome to attend and partake as long as they are a certified Scuba diver and comfortable diving in low visibility water with debris and sharp objects in the…

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August 2018

Early Equipment Pick Up For Scallop Search

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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What: If you are participating in the Great Scallop Search of 2018 and would like to pick up your survey equipment prior to the event. Where: Sarasota Sailing Squadron When: 10:00am- 12pm For more information on scallop search visit our event page.  

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