What We Do

Island Cleanups

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.

Marine Debris Retrieval

Each year derelict fishing gear entangles and kills Sarasota Bay’s iconic seabirds, especially impacting Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Cormorant, and Great Blue Herons.

Scallop Search

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.

Shellfish Restoration

Sarasota Bay Watch’s Shellfish Restoration is a multifaceted collaborative effort which is financially independent of Federal, State and Local funding.