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Celebrating 20 years of Sustainability

Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainability

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November 21, 2022

Sarasota County has a long history of commitments to sustainability for both its own operations and the community. Twenty years ago, Sarasota County formed the Sustainability Program to implement changes and improvements for a more sustainable ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Celebration, Energy, Future, Local Government, Milestone, Outreach, Resilience, Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, Transportation
outdoor scene of water body with heavy vegetation on shoreline, and blue skies on horizon. [credit: sarasota county government]

Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality

Should I test my private drinking well?

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October 27, 2022

Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bleach, Coliform, Disinfectant, Drinking, E. Coli, Escherichia Coli, Pgm_Water, Potable, Test, Well

Hurricane-damaged tree assessment – remove the tree or attempt restoration – that is the question

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October 10, 2022

The roof is fine, you have fixed the leaning fence and the floods have receded.  Your landscape is in a relative mess, but your trees are giving you some real concerns.  Can you make an informed decision on what needs to happen next related ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Charlotte County, Damaged Tree, Florida Certified Arborists, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery
Boats affected by hurricane Ian

Recursos para las industrias de pesca y acuicultura de Florida afectadas por el huracán Ian

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October 6, 2022

El huracán Ian causó daños significativos en gran parte de Florida, y las industrias de pesca y acuicultura del estado se vieron particularmente afectadas. Varios recursos están disponibles para los miembros de estas industrias que necesiten ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Acuicultura, Ayuda Financiera, Desastre, Industrias De Pesca, Pesca Comercial, Pgm_Marine, StormPrep
Hurricans Irma, Jose and Katia line up across the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean in 2017. [CREDIT: NOAA]

Manual para proteger su casa antes y después de un desastre natural

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October 5, 2022

Si usted reside en Florida, es sumamente importante estar preparado para enfrentar los desastres naturales costeros. Un ejemplo de estos fue el Huracán Ian que impactó fuertemente a mi condado y el área donde yo radico. Estar preparado ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Huracan, Hurricane, Ian, Pgm_Marine, Proteger Casa

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