Sign up for The Great Scallop Search of 2018 and Clam Jam!

It’s that time of year again and we are excited to announce that this year is our 10th year of surveying the scallop population of Sarasota Bay.  This year we are also celebrating a successful summer of clam releases with our first Clam Jam! Volunteers are invited to stay for lunch after the search and...
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Clam Restoration Efforts Off to a Great Start!

May and June have been busy months for Sarasota Bay Watch and our community partners. We are proud to announce that as of June 16th we have released over 125,000 clams into Sarasota Bay! These clams have been maturing under the care of Bay Shellfish Company near Pine Island for the past year and were...
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Sister Keys Cleanup Gathers 1,300 pounds of Trash!

The gorgeous nature preserve of Longboat Key – Sister Keys – was revitalized by Sarasota Bay Watch and friends on April 28, 2018. Over 75 hardy volunteers paddled and were shuttled to the Keys to remove trash, tear out invasive plants and have a good time together on a perfect Saturday morning. Special Thanks to...
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Sarasota Bay Watch Starts Clam Restoration Efforts

Sarasota Bay Watch board members with the help of volunteers put the first test batch of hard-shell clams into Sarasota Bay this past week to begin efforts to restore the clam population.  For the past year Sarasota Bay Watch, along with its clam industry partners, has been funding the growth of 175,000 hard-shell clams that...
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Environmental Summit April 25-28th

Sarasota Bay Watch is proud to sponsor the 2018 Environmental Summit right here in Sarasota! Get ready for a fast-paced, interactive, engaging program. Expert panel discussions, viewpoints from local thought leaders, and provocative lightning talks will weave connections between our environmental heritage and a resilient future, between healthy waters, natural habitats, fish and wildlife —...
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Rival Schools Team Up for Island Restoration

Traditional rivals Sarasota and Riverview High Schools worked together on Saturday March 3, 2018 when they joined forces with Sarasota Bay Watch to make Skier’s Island just a little bit better. Skiers Island is located in Roberts Bay in between Siesta Key and the mainland. Over the years it accumulated trash and became dominated by...
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2017 Was a Great Year for Sarasota Bay Watch!

  Cheers to 2018 being even better Thank you to all our volunteers and donors for making these events possible! Please remember to keep Sarasota Bay Watch in mind during this holiday donating season.

Another Great Event With Suncoast Reef Rovers

Suncoast Reef Rovers – Making Venice Better Venice’s awesome dive club came together again at the South Jetty on Sunday October 22, 2017 and pulled a monstrous amount of debris up from the depths. Over 500 pounds of marine debris was taken from the water by this wonderful group, including 42 cast nets, 3 traps,...
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Sarasota Bay Watch Receives National Estuaries Week Gulf of Mexico CITGO Grant Award

Sarasota Bay Watch is one of 8 organizations that has received the National Estuaries Week Gulf of Mexico CITGO Grant Award this year.  This grant will go to our efforts to remove debris and waste along Sarasota’s shoreline. For more information visit: https://estuaries.org/rae-announces-national-estuaries-week-gulf-of-mexico-citgo-grant-award-recipients

Another Great Event with Suncoast Reef Rovers

Oh, what a day!  Enthusiastic volunteers gathered on Saturday morning, August 11, 2017 for the SunCoast Reef Rovers annual underwater clean-up of the Venice North Jetty, a popular fishing spot.   A combination of 19 SCUBA divers, 19 ‘topsider’ helpers, one kayaker, one snorkeler, and one Sarasota County Sheriffs police boat worked for a few hours...
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