Island cleanups get high school students involved in the stewardship of the bay they inherit. Roberts bay contains three unique spoil islands created by the dredging of the inter-coastal waterway.
Each year derelict fishing gear entangles and kills Sarasota Bay’s iconic seabirds, especially impacting Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Cormorant, and Great Blue Herons.
The Scallop Search is Sarasota Bay Watch’s signature event.
In 2008 Sarasota Bay Watch was launched with its first scallop search in Sarasota Bay waters.
Sarasota Bay Watch’s Scallop Restoration is a multifaceted collaborative effort which is financially independent of Federal, State and Local funding.