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Category: Conservation

Sharing spaces. Building communities.

tumblers in community garden

Interested in learning how to share space in your community for fun projects like composting and gardening? We can help. We’re hosting the “Shared Spaces: Community Gardens and Composting” workshop Oct. 26. This free, in-person… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential… Read More

Workshop to focus on the “Roots of Sustainability” for a better future

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, “Roots of Sustainability!” This online event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient,… Read More

Celebrating 15 Years: Sarasota County’s Green Business Partnership

Green Business Partnership icon (featured image)

On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair become Sarasota County’s first Green Business Partner.  Pledging to demonstrate the environmental stewardship of the business, the auto repair location began taking sustainable actions to reduce waste, water… Read More

Struggling to pay your utility bills? These resources can help

If you can’t pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs. Additionally, you can check out our energy and… Read More

Sarasota County summer internship: on love and learning

Hello! I’m Adelaide Mahler, one of the Environmental Education and Outreach interns at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County this summer. Moreover, I’m an individual terribly in love with the environment (and education). So, read on to… Read More

Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays

As a Florida native, I’ve become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn’t resist, and by just 10:30am… Read More

Citizen Science: sea turtle surveying and how you can help!

As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never… Read More