Volunteers needed for Dec. 19 Clam Drop

Thank you for your interest in our final clam drop for 2020 on Saturday December 19th at 8:30am, meeting at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron!  Here are a couple of reminders before you head out in the morning: Please Park outside of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron (near Mote Marine parking area overflow on the grass).Masks are required...
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Clam drop at North Coquina Beach Dec. 5

We need help with: Clam Drop: at 8:30 am we will meet at North Coquina Beach Boat Ramp, returning around 11:30 am Thank you for signing up to helpSarasota Bay Watch Clam drop December 5th! Here are a couple of reminders before you head out on Saturday, December 5 to the North Coquina Beach Boat Ramp, 1507...
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Beer Bum Island Kayak Cleanup

What timeSaturday, Nov 14 starting at 8:30 a.m. We will be doing a kayak cleanup of Beer Bum Island in the northern Sarasota Bay tomorrow. Refer to this link for a visual of the cleanup site: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bayshore+Gardens+Marina/@27.4152913,-82.5930788,2067m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88c315befca25389:0x932a63ed8fc16cdf!8m2!3d27.4191133!4d-82.5873928 Where to meetWe will be meeting at Bayshore Gardens Marina, 6919 26th St W, Bradenton, FL at 8:30. The cleanup...
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Clamming Up

Florida west coast clam restoration project takes aim at water quality issues. Published in TIDE Magazine. Written by Rusty Chinnis.

VIDEO: We’ll Be Back!

Sarasota Bay Watch is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our volunteers.  When we reopen our events, we will operate in accordance with the latest guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We can’t wait to welcome you back to our restoration and clean up events on...
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Philanthropist Charles Barancik Dies in Accident

Sarasota Bay Watch would like to extend its sincere condolences to the Barancik family and all those who worked with Barancik and his foundation to make the Sarasota region a better place.The Barancik Foundation created in 2014 by Charles and his wife Margery  helped fund education, arts and culture, humanitarian causes and  medical research throughout...
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Sister Keys Invasive Cleanup

Members of Sarasota Bay Watch teamed up with The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Suncoast Waterkeepers, St Stephan’s Episcopal, Whitney’s and the Town of Longboat Key to do an invasive cleanup on the Sister Keys Saturday November 23rd from 8:00 – 12:00. Thirty volunteers worked to help Longboat Key keep the keys...
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Sarasota Bay Watch Receives Barancik Foundation Grant

We are excitied to announce that we have received a generous grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation.  This grant will help further our efforts to increase the shellfish populations in Sarasota Bay.  Thank you to the foundation for your support we are truly honored and inspired by your commitment to Sarasota Bay!
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