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Two oyster habitats completed in Sarasota bay

Two oyster habitats completed in Sarasota bay

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) recently completed two new oyster habitats in Sarasota Bay

June 11, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

National Estuaries Day celebration attracts hundreds

National Estuaries Day celebration attracts hundreds

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) and Around the Bend Nature Tours hosted a National Estuaries Day celebration last Sunday at Ken Thompson Park near Mote Marine Laboratory. The theme of this year’s free community event was “Enjoy Sarasota Bay.” Highlights included fun learning activities and exhibits as well as a performance by the Sarasota […]

September 29, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

The Town Commission this week approved the first reading of its 2011-2012 budget, which included a 1.8872 millage rate, the same rate as the 2010-2011 budget. The commission decided to eliminate a proposed business-tax increase, which would have created an additional $8,000 in revenue, citing that now is not a good time to increase taxes […]

September 16, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Celebrate National Estuaries Day

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) and Around the Bend Nature Tours are hosting a local National Estuaries Day celebration Sept. 24 at Ken Thompson Park near Mote Marine Laboratory. The free event will present fun learning activities and exhibits for adults and children of all ages from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include basic […]

September 9, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

North Lido Beach Park gets help from friends

North Lido Beach Park gets help from friends

      A total of 60 volunteers, including members of the Sarasota Bay Estuary’s Bay Guardian volunteer program and Around the Bend Nature Tours, planted 2,065 native plants July 9 at North Lido Beach Park. It was one of the largest volunteer plantings ever held in the region. The American Littoral Society and Sarasota […]

July 22, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Budget cuts targeted amid debate

Budget cuts targeted amid debate

In a blend of politics and fiscal pragmatism, Longboat commissioners accomplished two budget issues this week: setting a maximum tax rate and identifying more than one quarter million dollars in budget cuts to hold the tax rate in line with last year

July 15, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

New tributary completed on North Lido

New tributary completed on North Lido

Local contractors working with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) have completed the development of a new tidal tributary at North Lido Park adjacent to the beach access. The restoration project will improve about 30 acres on the 70-acre site. The major effort launched in September removed non-native vegetation, excavated the tidal wetland, contoured the […]

March 25, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Sarasota Bay Estuary welcomes new volunteers

Sarasota Bay Estuary welcomes new volunteers

Kendra Garrett and Bryan Moore have joined the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP). The committee provides the SBEP with citizen input and helps the organization develop programs and projects in support of its mission to enhance, restore and protect Sarasota Bay

January 30, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Creating new oyster habitat in Sarasota Bay

Creating new oyster habitat in Sarasota Bay

This summer, the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) is creating two new oyster habitats within the bay. The SBEP is increasing the footprint of an oyster habitat that was built in 2005 at White Beach in Little Sarasota Bay and the construction of a new habitat at the Gladiola Fields along the eastern shore in Manatee County.

September 3, 2010 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »