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Tidy up with the South Venice Community Cleanup 10/16/2017 Blue-green algae defeated the field at prestigious triathlon 10/12/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 Help celebrate South Venice Beach waterway restoration Oct. 14th 10/9/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Funds to battle Red Tide may be on the way 10/3/2017 Riverview High School-Mote aquaculture partnership recognized by FDACS 10/3/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 Sarasota’s waterways topic of Oct. 10th “Conversations at The Crocker” 10/2/2017 Green algae in Lemon Bay to be tested for toxicity 9/29/2017 Volunteers needed for disaster response 9/28/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Mote asks local anglers to help gather vital snook data 9/26/2017 Portable Red Tide Detector Debuts at NOAA Emerging Tech Workshop 9/26/2017 Volunteers invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 Bond Resurfacing Project Phase 1 9/18/2017 The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected 9/18/2017 Damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Long Bar Pointe mitigation bank permit petition hearing to be held next week 9/6/2017 Mote to hold International Ocean Film Tour 8/30/2017 City finds receptive audience for climate change forum 8/30/2017 Sarasota County Commission narrowly denies recycling facility near Celery Fields 8/25/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 Recycling plant proposal near Sarasota Celery Fields draws controversy 8/24/2017 Commission postpones vote on Aqua by the Bay 8/24/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 Free youth outdoor program at Port Charlotte Beach Park 8/23/2017 FWC: Leave sea turtle hatchlings alone and they will make it to sea just fine 8/23/2017 Sign up now for FREE Sediment Control Inspector Course Sept. 18-19 8/23/2017 Meetings on Cortez Bridge replacement to be held Aug. 26th, 31st 8/23/2017 Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts 8/18/2017 Volunteer today for 2017 International Coastal Cleanup 8/17/2017 Boaters still needed for The Great Scallop Search in Sarasota Bay, Aug. 26th 8/17/2017 Suncoast Reef Rovers strike again! Marine debris removed from Venice North Jetty 8/16/2017 Sarasota Bay Watch prepares for the Great Scallop Search of 2017 8/14/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/14/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 North Jetty Cleanup 8/8/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 SBEP Project Creates New Oyster Reef in Sarasota Bay 8/8/2017 Controversial Big Pass dredging appeal delayed by judge 8/8/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/8/2017 Venice officials take issue with report that questions city water quality 8/4/2017 Developers, county beef up for Aqua By The Bay hearings 8/4/2017 Help build a better future, together, through a sustainability workshop 8/4/2017 Florida Waters Stewardship course teaches residents how to protect county waters 8/2/2017 Free “Blue Carbon” wetland workshop August 24th 8/2/2017 Mote responds to Fraser's dolphin stranding 8/1/2017 Booker High EcoExplorers learn about Florida’s natural wonders 8/1/2017 Special CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 2nd 7/31/2017 President Trump's budget would eliminate Florida's Healthy Beaches bacteria monitoring 7/28/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017 7/26/2017 Study of freshwater turtles to improve treatment of toxins in sea turtles 7/26/2017 Could a byproduct of chip manufacturing be the next big thing in coastal conservation? 7/25/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn 7/24/2017 Venice Pier is spotless: Suncoast Reef Rovers are keeping it clean 7/24/2017 County seeks to strengthen volunteer base as hurricane season continues 7/20/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum is Aug. 3rd at Mote Marine Lab 7/14/2017 Divers protect over 1 million fish from invasive lionfish 7/14/2017 New project aims to improve water quality and protect Sarasota Bay 7/11/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Sarasota County is seeking name nominations for three preserve sites 7/10/2017 Mote’s shelf survey could help scientists improve red tide forecasts 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1 7/5/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Aqua by the Bay hearings rescheduled 6/28/2017 Snook released into Philippi Creek for ongoing study of popular sport fish 6/20/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Stump Pass channel realignment 6/13/2017 Lionfish derby to be held July 7-9 off Sarasota 6/12/2017 Water-Wise Awards: your yard might be a winner 6/12/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 MOTE releases loggerhead sea turtle off Lido Key 6/8/2017 Sarasota County wants you to be storm ready for hurricane season 6/8/2017 New Pass Fishing Pier underwater cleanup is a big success! 6/7/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Less rain in Sarasota means more restrictions on water use 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Fertilizer restricted season starts June 1 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 Stone crab rebound continues as catch nears 3 million pounds 5/30/2017 Sarasota County to celebrate Turtle Beach renovations May 31 5/30/2017 Siesta Beach tops Dr. Beach's rankings of best locations in America 5/30/2017 Fertilizer restricted season starts June 1 5/30/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 ‘King tides’ predicted for Memorial Day weekend 5/26/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 $675K for stormwater upgrades included in 2018 City of Sarasota CIP budget 5/23/2017 Wells running dry, limiting access to drinking water in Sarasota County 5/23/2017 Memorial Day weekend marine life reminder 5/23/2017 Volunteers needed for New Pass Fishing Piers Cleanup 5/22/2017 Governor Appoints Schleicher and Smith to the SWFWMD’s Governing Board 5/22/2017 Red tide questions surface at Siesta gathering 5/15/2017 Sarasota County asks residents to ‘Know Your Zone’ prior to hurricane season 5/10/2017 Army Corp denies Beruff Long Bar mitigation bank... again 5/8/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 “Reclaiming Phillippi Creek”: An event for the whole family 5/3/2017 Southwest Florida so dry that canals, wells, pumps, lawn watering are concerns 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 Manasota Beach Park boat ramp and parking lot closing for renovations 5/1/2017 2017 Volunteer Seagrass Survey is Saturday! 4/28/2017 ‘Big win’: Florida beaches score $50 million in state budget 4/28/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 Judge halts part of legal challenge to Lido Beach renourishment 4/28/2017 Sarasota County Fire Chief issues recreational burn ban 4/28/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Charlotte County Utilities wins regional best-tasting drinking water contest 4/24/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 New Mote app analyzes microscopic red tide data 4/24/2017 Sarasota County considers Manasota Key beach renourishment 4/24/2017 Kensington Park Community Cleanup April 22nd 4/14/2017 Wildfire emergency shuts down all SWFWMD campgrounds 4/14/2017 Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority proposes policy model 4/14/2017 Rep. Buchanan sends letter to Congressional panel asking for help in preserving estuaries 4/14/2017 Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 22nd in North Port 4/12/2017 City prepares for water main project 4/10/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Manasota Key residents pushing for joint beach renourishment 4/6/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seagrasses in World Heritage Site not recovered years after heat wave 4/4/2017 Public input on Long Bar mitigation plan ends April 3 3/30/2017 Drivers rerouted, residents disrupted by water line break 3/24/2017 Ribbon cutting Tuesday to celebrate completion of Dona Bay watershed restoration project 3/24/2017 Mote, Eckerd scientists receive climate change/ocean acidification research grant 3/24/2017 Coastal Republicans warn GOP against climate denial 3/23/2017 Artificial mangroves could bring back vanishing habitats in Florida 3/23/2017 Scientists find seagrass protects against pathogens, climate change 3/23/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 U.S. 41 dredging can finally proceed, court rules 3/22/2017 Register now for Inshore Insight Fishing Series 3/21/2017 Public invited to Sarasota Fisheries Forum 3/20/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Can we get rid of red tide? Not yet, according to Mote scientist 3/14/2017 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit, Mar. 28-30 3/14/2017 Red tide suspected of killing Manatees in Gulf 3/10/2017 City looks to secure final funding for Lift Station 87 3/7/2017 Lawmakers propose $50 million to restore beaches 3/7/2017 Sarasota County Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team to host 'living shorelines' open house 3/7/2017 City to host Family Fishing Clinic at McKibben Park 3/6/2017 FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report 3/1/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Mote developing app so beachgoers can record red tide observations 3/1/2017 Peace River Authority wants to double water storage capacity 3/1/2017 County names new director of Planning and Development Services 2/28/2017 Online tool explores sea level rise and coastal marsh health scenarios 2/28/2017 Still time to register for the Cocoplum Paddle-a-thon 2/23/2017 2016 Water Oral History Project to debut new videos Jan. 28th 2/21/2017 Save the date for the First Annual SeagrassFest! 2/21/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague 2/16/2017 Teen divers invited to join new SCUBAnauts International Sarasota Chapter 2/16/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 County hosting flood zone workshops 2/7/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass coverage in Sarasota Bay 2/3/2017 Seafood fans prepare to feast in Cortez 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 Palma Sola Beach South hit with ‘no swim’ advisory 1/31/2017 MOTE debuts podcat: "Two Sea Fans" 1/31/2017 Changes in rainfall, temperature expected to transform coastal wetlands this century 1/31/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Siesta Key Association files lawsuit against Big Pass dredging plan 1/24/2017 Feel the heat at 2017 Fire Fest, coming Feb. 4 to Carlton Reserve 1/24/2017 Forum: Collaboration needed to counter looming water shortage 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 UF/IFAS Extension offers Water Quality Seminar Series 1/20/2017 Sarasota County launches solar energy co-op program for homeowners 1/17/2017 Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage plans, readies 35th commercial fishing festival 1/17/2017 Tidy up with the Newtown/Beverly Terrace Community Cleanup 1/17/2017 Sarasota County will not appeal Big Pass dredging permit notice 1/12/2017 F.I.S.H. signs on for Long Bar Pointe fight, mitigation appeal 1/12/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 Annual Water Resources conference projects the future 1/12/2017 Sarasota County comprehensive plan wins Outstanding Planning Project award 1/12/2017 Apply now for 2017 Bay Partners Grants; deadline March 3rd 1/4/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 FDEP issues notice for Big Pass dredging permit 1/3/2017 Environmentalists resume fight against Long Bar mitigation 1/3/2017 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 Study said no red tide this year: what went wrong, why the science is still right 12/15/2016 Soggy Longbeach Village looks for drainage solutions 12/15/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Alarming amount of human waste found in Charlotte County water 12/14/2016 Sarasota County commits to help buy Orange Hammock Ranch 12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 League forum focuses on Florida's water quality issues 12/9/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences harmful algal blooms 12/9/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 State offers feedback on Big Pass dredge 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Free climate change conference Monday Dec. 12th 12/6/2016 Mote releases hatchery-reared snook into Phillippi Creek 11/30/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 Sponsors and exhibitors still needed for Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/10/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Neighborhood grant workshops start in December 11/8/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek and Schewe Tract 11/4/2016 You're Invited to the Phillippi Estate Park 100 Year Anniversary 11/2/2016 Sarasota County takes over mangrove management from state 10/28/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 Science and Society Forum Nov. 3 at Mote in Sarasota 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Mote awarded $500,000 NOAA grant to electronically monitor fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico 10/27/2016 Volunteer to help restore Sarasota Bay in November 10/26/2016 Early-bird registration closing soon for Sustainable Communities Workshop 10/21/2016 Red Tide Report 10.6.16 10/18/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Two recent cleanups a boon to local watersheds 10/14/2016 Storm reels in Longboat Key fish kills 10/13/2016 Longboat Key dredging delayed again by hurricane 10/13/2016 Mote Marine Lab among organizations monitoring red tide 10/13/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Army Corps defines wetland, sides with Harbor Sound developer 10/11/2016 September is Microplastics Awareness Month 10/11/2016 White House to recognize Mote scientist as champion of champion of change for sustainable seafood 10/7/2016 “No Swim” advisory lifted at Turtle and Nokomis 10/5/2016 Red tide continues to kill sea life, annoy beachgoers 10/5/2016 Sarasota discharges 124,000 gallons of treated, reclaimed water into bayou 10/5/2016 Big Pass dredging may benefit Perico Preserve 10/3/2016 Red tide, fish kills confirmed near Longboat Key 9/21/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 CHNEP announces new Executive Director 9/21/2016 It’s Pollution Prevention Week! 9/20/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Longboat Key studying options for canal dredging 9/9/2016 Volunteers invited to come celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24 9/9/2016 Early-bird registration open for 11th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop 9/9/2016 FDEP extends deadline to issue Big Pass dredge permits 9/7/2016 Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17th at Cedar Point Environmental Park 9/6/2016 Register by Sept. 27th for “Nonformal Environmental Education” workshop 9/6/2016 SWFWMD governing board votes to fund conservation easement in Manatee County 8/30/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 New College students win archaeology grant 8/29/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Water Stewards Wanted for Sarasota County 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Sarasota County: More review needed for Lido beach renourishment 8/24/2016 Whole Foods lawsuit dismissed 8/22/2016 August 31: Phillippi Creek Walk the Watershed Meeting at Florida House 8/22/2016 Register by Sept. 2nd for Sarasota Neighborhoods Conference for “early bird discount” 8/19/2016 Mosaic wants more mining in East Manatee County 8/17/2016 Register now for Scallopalooza — It’s Clamtastic! 8/16/2016 Register now for Feb. 23rd Mangrove Symposium 8/15/2016 Audio Tour Spotlights Local Watersheds 8/12/2016 Public invited to share ideas about new park site in north county 8/11/2016 The Applebutter Express to Headline Sarasota Bay Water Festival November 1 8/10/2016 Public Meeting to Focus on Myakka Island Conservation Corridor 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Save the Date: 5th Annual Scallopallooza will be Oct. 3, 2015 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Venice well to be drilled along Intracostal Waterway 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Tract 8/4/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve 8/4/2016 North Port, Sarasota County seeking vendors, sponsors for Myakkahatchee Creek Connector celebration 8/4/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 Mote scientists awarded SBEP grants to promote student involvement in environmental education 7/27/2016 Snook Haven boat ramp to close for construction 7/25/2016 Why can’t Longboat dredge its sandbars? 7/21/2016 Local Working Group meeting set to discuss resource concerns 7/21/2016 Register now for 9th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search! 7/21/2016 Public meetings scheduled to consider Critical Wildlife Areas (CWAs) 7/21/2016 UF/IFAS conducting Charlotte County water quality survey 7/19/2016 Study: More homes at risk of storm surge in Southwest Florida 7/19/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 “Living shorelines” will get fast track to combat sea level rise 7/13/2016 Derby removes 429 invasive lionfish from Sarasota's Gulf waters 7/12/2016 Citizen scientists create DIY floating islands 7/11/2016 Friends of Red Bug Slough do the heavy lifting to remove trash, invasives 7/11/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 7/8/2016 Environmentalists object to Sarasota comp plan changes 7/8/2016 Big Pass plans set stage for legal battle 7/8/2016 Tidy up with Pinecraft/Sarasota Springs and Southgate Community Cleanup 7/8/2016 Sarasota County seeks to strengthen volunteer base as hurricane season continues 7/8/2016 Turtle nesting breaks record midway through season 7/8/2016 Register now through Aug. 30th for free Conservation Lands Workshop 6/29/2016 City of Sarasota plans $15M in utilities projects 6/29/2016 Mote Marine Lab reminds area residents to be kind to Marine Life this Independence Day 6/29/2016 Longboat Key reaches for federal beach money 6/27/2016 Tropical Storm Colin displaces Longboat Key sand 6/23/2016 Sand Storm: Should Army Corps replenish Lido Key with sand from Big Pass? 6/23/2016 App in the works to forecast red tide in the Gulf of Mexico 6/21/2016 Sarasota County hosting open houses for FEMA flood map changes 6/7/2016 Fertilizer restricted season kicks off June 1 6/3/2016 Longboat Key plans $1.8 million Emerald Harbor project 6/2/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Wildflower Preserve project to enhance Lemon Bay 5/27/2016 Sarasota Bay to continue receiving funds for conservation 5/27/2016 Deal would preserve ranch near Myakka River 5/25/2016 Suncoast Reef Rovers clean Venice Pier 5/24/2016 Sarasota County’s 2015 Water Quality report now available 5/23/2016 Sarasota County to consider $500,000 in waterway grants to Longboat Key 5/23/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Learn about “Florida’s Maritime Past” this summer 5/16/2016 Phillippi Creek property owners, you can help Mote with fishery research 5/16/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 The fertilizer industry insider who’s credited with helping Sarasota Bay 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 Public invited to Environmental Park Connector Celebration on May 6 5/3/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Six years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USF Researchers see path forward 4/20/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at Oscar Scherer State Park this Saturday 4/19/2016 Public meeting focuses on future of North Port’s Little Salt Spring 4/15/2016 Longboat Key explores dredging inlet to Beer Can Island 4/14/2016 Sarasota County hosting Earth Day clean-up at Ted Sperling Nature Park April 22 4/14/2016 Public invited to Environmental Park Connector Celebration on April 30 4/14/2016 Sarasota Bay preservation effort becomes model for others 4/14/2016 Wetland mitigation plan questioned 4/14/2016 Longboat Key to dig into $25M beach renourishment project 4/14/2016 F.I.S.H. Preserve’s salty habitat passes environmental muster 4/14/2016 Sarasota’s Canals subject of Mote Marine Lab fish survey 4/13/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 New pipelines shore up region’s water supply coverage 4/7/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 North Port joins Great American Cleanup! 4/5/2016 USF Marine Science researchers discover ways to improve red tide predictions 3/31/2016 Schedule announced for First Annual SeagrassFest Apr. 30 3/29/2016 Bay Guardians: help restore habitat at Perico Preserve on April 16th! 3/29/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 Sarasota County working to implement mangrove preservation act 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 Sarasota County seeks Senior Environmental Specialist 3/22/2016 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Sarasota County, March–June 3/21/2016 Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds 3/15/2016 County pushes Siesta wastewater treatment plant closure back to 2018 3/11/2016 City of Sarasota responds to county concerns on Big Pass dredge 3/11/2016 Siesta Key dredging starts Thursday, March 11th 3/11/2016 SEUAC seeking new members; application deadline March 18th 3/10/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 April 30th: 2nd Annual Seagrass Survey, 1st Annual SeagrassFest! 3/2/2016 SBEP Volunteers and Partners Have Fun Tackling Invasive Vegetation at Red Bug Slough 2/29/2016 Charlotte County Utilities to offer educational tours 2/26/2016 Restoration project to close portions of CREW Preserve 2/26/2016 Charlotte County consents to water authority pipeline 2/25/2016 Study: Loop Current may help scientists predict red tide blooms 2/25/2016 North Port well problems boost city water's appeal 2/23/2016 Air potato roundup March 12th at Phillippi Estate Park 2/23/2016 Florida House Institute hosts garden tour, lecture on “Quantum Agriculture” 2/19/2016 Great American Cleanup April 16th, 8 a.m.-noon 2/19/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 Public invited to 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Park Festival 2/19/2016 Sarasota County to host Siesta Beach celebration 2/18/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Southeast states win coastal resilience grant 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Sunrise walks return Feb. 3 to Siesta and Nokomis beaches 2/3/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 Register now for coastal climate adaptation workshop Feb. 23-25 2/1/2016 Save the date for 2016 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 1/29/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 NCCOS research transitions GrouperChek to commercialization 1/28/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 CHNEP's Mosaic Phosphate Reclamation Tour: Register now 1/28/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Calling All Juvenile Tarpon Anglers! 1/22/2016 Judge clears way for dredging to alleviate U.S. 41 flooding 1/21/2016 Sarasota looks at restoring utility impact fees 1/21/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 City considers restoring water and sewer impact fees 1/20/2016 Feel the heat at 2016 Fire Fest, coming Jan. 30 to Carlton Reserve 1/20/2016 Helping fisheries in Sarasota Bay 1/19/2016 Tangerine Woods: A Brazilian Pepper Success Story 1/13/2016 Donations needed for upcoming Roadways and Waterways Community Celebration in February 1/13/2016 Could future development hurt North Port's drinking water? 1/12/2016 Feel the heat at 2016 Fire Fest, coming Jan. 30 to Carlton Reserve 1/11/2016 El Niño expected to dump more rain on Southwest Florida 1/8/2016 Register now for Jan. 16th air potato roundup at North Water Tower Park 1/8/2016 SBEP Bay Partners grant program accepting applications for 2016-17! 1/5/2016 Witness archaeology in action at Phillippi Estate Park 1/4/2016 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces 2016 Bay Wise Kayak Tours 1/4/2016 Venice Area Audubon Society invites participation in Great Backyard Bird Count 1/4/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Army Corps looks into violation allegation at Harbor Sound 12/23/2015 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Happy Holidays from CHNEP! 12/18/2015 Water quality consortium targets red tide 12/18/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 Commissioners honor students who contributed art to NEST calendar 12/18/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 Venice Museum exhibit highlights city planning, “New Urbanism” 12/14/2015 Water woes lurk as saltwater moves inland, upward 12/14/2015 Red Tide plaguing nine Gulf Coast counties in Florida 12/14/2015 Sarasota County offers up to $10,000 in assistance to neighborhoods 12/14/2015 Red Tide bloom kills fish and leaves some Pinellas beachgoers coughing 12/10/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Registration now open for annual Orlando Wetlands Park Festival 12/10/2015 District Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Sarasota Bay 12/9/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 Register now for free Sarasota Fisheries Forum 12/4/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 New NOAA Guidance Promotes Living Shorelines for Improving Habitats 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is moving 11/25/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 New Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Released 11/24/2015 Backlash doesn't change city's backflow preventer policy 11/24/2015 Register now for 10th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop 11/24/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 SBEP and TBEP volunteers to team up Dec. 12 at Manatee County’Robinson Preserve 11/20/2015 Culinary conservation hunts predator lionfish for human consumption 11/18/2015 Seafood processing plant wins Gulf Coast Community Foundation incentive grant 11/18/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 Snook shindig fishing tournament postponed until spring 2016 11/17/2015 New underwater robot “Genie” deployed to monitor harmful algae and more 11/17/2015 Revised draft flood hazard maps available for review 11/12/2015 Snook tournament, "reel" science 11/12/2015 Goodbye to two distinctive dolphins 11/12/2015 New scientist doing snook-y studies 11/12/2015 102 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Enhance Bioswale at Celery Fields 11/10/2015 Red Tide Report 11-6-15 11/10/2015 Stars to Starfish - Riverview High School - Open House 11/9/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful honors standout volunteers from a busy year 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 Registration now open for Sustainable Communities Workshop 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 TBEP Give A Day For The Bay Volunteer Workday 11/5/2015 SBEP Provides Update on Tidal Creek Study 11/4/2015 Position available for Volunteer Oyster Habitat Monitoring Coordinator 11/3/2015 Climate Adaptation Training for Communities 11/3/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 SBEP provides update on tidal creek study 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Riverview High Celebrates Shoreline Restoration 11/2/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians to complete bioswale project at Celery Fields November 7 10/30/2015 Sarasota Sportsmens Association Donates $5,000 to SBEP for Artificial Reefs 10/30/2015 Manatees spotted at Myakka River State Park 10/29/2015 City seeks to drain Ken Thompson Parkway 10/29/2015 Curious Kids Nominated for an Emmy! 10/28/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Resident inspires backlash to city's backflow prevention policy 10/27/2015 Red tide bloom intensifies off SWFL 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 Red tide reported along Gulf Coast beaches 10/16/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Sarasota Dolphin Research Program celebrates 45th anniversary 10/16/2015 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Sarasota County 10/16/2015 Youth Summit Empowers the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists 10/14/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Ralph Montgomery, 1947-2015 10/9/2015 SWFWMD votes to de-fund Sarasota Bay Estuary Program 10/9/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 New College Completes Summer Program with SBEP Bay Partners Grant Support 10/6/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 West Central Florida under weather service flood watch 10/1/2015 Southwest Florida scientists tracking changes in Red Tide algae counts 10/1/2015 Environmental Education Workshop 9/30/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians to complete project at Grassy Point Preserve 9/29/2015 Conversations at The Crocker Opens 4th Season With the Story of the Myakka River 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Venice Oks upgrade for Wellfield Park 9/28/2015 Green sea turtle nesting breaks local record 9/23/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 Nora Patterson Bay Island Park dedication set for Sept. 18 9/17/2015 The SBEP will join with Sarasota County and other Groups to Remove Debris from Parts of Phillippi Cr 9/17/2015 Prescribed burn team helps protect Sarasota County 9/11/2015 SWFWMD seagrass report on Sarasota Bay to be released mid-September 9/8/2015 Sarasota County seeks authority of mangrove enforcement 9/8/2015 New lifeguard hours for Sarasota County beaches starting Sept. 8 9/8/2015 Snook Harvest Season begins September 1st 9/2/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Sea Level Solutions Center launches 9/1/2015 SBEP, TBEP remind residents not to use fertilizers with nitrogen or phosphorus through Sept. 30th 8/28/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Carlos Beruff resigns from SWFWMD board 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 New sea level-rise handbook highlights science and models for non-scientists 8/27/2015 Local research team competes for grant with innovative new water treatment system 8/26/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 East County neighborhood's stormwater system suffers 8/20/2015 Apply now for CHNEP Public Outreach grants and Micro-Grants 8/20/2015 Register now for CHNEP Retreat on Friday, Sept. 11th 8/18/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Do you garden like a Floridian? Take the survey! 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 Participants still needed for 8th Annual Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search! 8/7/2015 SWFWMD approves plan to protect Peace River flow 7/31/2015 DEP provides $500,000 to Longboat Key for beach renourishment 7/31/2015 Love for the lowly shellfish 7/30/2015 District Approves Proposed Millage Rate 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Swiftmud backs down from move of headquarters to Tampa from Brooksville 7/27/2015 Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation 7/16/2015 Sarasota Lionfish Derby Takes Bite Out of Invasive Species 7/16/2015 FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data 7/16/2015 Presentation Explains SBEP Programs, Projects and Priorities 7/14/2015 Entries sought for CHNEP song contest 7/14/2015 CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: August 12, 2015 7/13/2015 PIER Program Provides Environmental Education to 1,266 Students 7/10/2015 Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday 7/10/2015 FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks 7/10/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 DEP announces web-based map that identifies beach accesses and amenities 7/6/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Register now for CHNEP Behavior Change workshop 7/6/2015 SBEP Reminds Residents to Hold the Fertilizer through September 30 6/29/2015 Be Kind to Marine Life During July 4 Weekend 6/29/2015 Lionfish Derby at Mote 6/25/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians Plant 1,200 Native Dune Plants on Siesta Key 6/25/2015 Sarasota Bay Today Announces Interviews with Fox, Tanner and Moore 6/25/2015 Skip The Fertilizer to Protect Our Fun! 6/24/2015 SBEP Awards Eight Bay Partner Grants to Local Organizations 6/23/2015 FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota 6/18/2015 Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Master Plan survey closing on July 5 6/8/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 Walton Ranch ribbon-cutting set for June 8 6/4/2015 Sarasota Bay Guardians Host Volunteer Event - Siesta Key Beach 6/4/2015 House Passes Posey-Murphy Bipartisan Plan to Help Estuaries with Critical Needs 6/4/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 MOTE and partners advance ocean research to benefit human health 6/2/2015 SBEP reminds residents to use slow-release fertilizer in spring, no fertilizer in summer 5/26/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 Sarasota County Wins 2015 AWA Best Tasting Drinking Water contest 5/11/2015 9th Annual Nokomis Beach Youth Fishing Tournament set for May 16 5/11/2015 How to help nesting sea turtles stay safe 5/5/2015 Survey a chance to give input on future of Sarasota County's parks and preserves 5/4/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 FEMA Flood Map Modernization process continues with submission of appeals 4/29/2015 DOI, EPA, NOAA announce initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change 4/28/2015 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers complete project at Philippi Estate Park 4/28/2015 Please join Mote Marine to celebrate a lifetime of inspiration 4/28/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces two Blue Dolphin Award winners 4/28/2015 Register for this Saturday's volunteer event at Robinson Preserve 4/28/2015 Blackburn Point Park grand opening celebration set for April 29 4/22/2015 “Watery” curriculum guide available for teachers 4/15/2015 Seagrass Survey volunteers needed 4/15/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Volunteers needed for 2015 Seagrass Survey in Sarasota Bay 4/7/2015 Florida DEP webinar tells how to manage mangroves effectively 4/3/2015 Lots of baby scallops found at Mote restoration site in Sarasota Bay 4/3/2015 Public celebration of the life and legacy or Dr. Eugenie Clark announced 4/1/2015 Sarasota Bay Guardians Volunteer Event at Phillippi Park 3/26/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 CHNEP Subcommittee to Review Water Atlas Water Quality & Water Clarity Tools 3/23/2015 Help shape the future of parks at upcoming master plan workshops 3/23/2015 Tom Adams Bridge Maintenance 3/20/2015 Siesta key sand sculpting event raises $20,000 for sea turtles 3/20/2015 Three Australian pine trees to be removed from North Jetty Park to ensure safety 3/20/2015 Plan will reduce wastewater flowing into Sarasota Bay 3/20/2015 Residents and business owners urged to keep grass clippings out of roadway 3/20/2015 Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration 3/20/2015 Invasive vegetation to be cleared from Ted Sperling Park at South Lido 3/20/2015 Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar 3/16/2015 Sarasota County seeking nominations for naming of Walton Ranch site 3/11/2015 Volunteers needed for Bay Guardians cleanup at Bowlees Creek March 28th 3/6/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 SBEP Offers Free Kayak Tour Trips in March and April 2/26/2015 Deadline March 31st to apply for $6 Million in DEP Water Quality Restoration Grants 2/16/2015 Important changes underway to flood hazard maps 2/16/2015 Join SBEP Bay Guardians at air potato round-up on Feb. 7th 2/4/2015 EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative releases storm surge inundation map and scenarios 2/3/2015 Sunrise beach walks return Feb. 4th to Siesta and Nokomis Beaches 2/3/2015 CHNEP Micro-Grants are now available 1/30/2015 Celebrate Sarasota's water oral history at annual screening Jan. 29th 1/29/2015 Prescribed burns in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Preserve from now through March 1/13/2015 Beach Ambassadors to be honored at luncheon Jan. 22nd 1/13/2015 Searching for the ‘Heartbreak Turtle’ addresses Kemp’s Ridley turtle’s tale 1/8/2015 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit announced by SeaGrant 1/7/2015 Popular student calendar cultivates conservation ethic in youth 12/16/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 USF College of Marine Science Awarded $20.2M for Gulf Oil Spill Research 12/1/2014 Proposed I-75 changes will require wetlands mitigation 11/21/2014 SWFWMD to perform prescribed burns in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve area in Nov.-Dec. 11/12/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 Challenges to Our Local Environment, Past and Present 11/4/2014 Public invited to 15th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/4/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Red tide detected offshore of Sanibel Island 10/27/2014 Reclaimed irrigation water coming to Lakewood Ranch from Bradenton and Sarasota 10/22/2014 Red Bug Slough to celebrate restoration 10/17/2014 Near-record sea turtle nesting concludes on Longboat Key through Venice beaches 10/14/2014 Florida-Friendly Native Landscape program Oct. 28th 10/14/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Report: Worldwide mangrove destruction costs up to $42 billion in economic damages annually 10/9/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Photographer Clyde Butcher, local water resource experts to appear at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 10/7/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 Floating chapel leaves St. Petersburg, anchors in historic Cortez 10/3/2014 It’s time for the annual LeBarge Historical Cruise and Tour 10/2/2014 Mote receives NOAA grant for marine animal rescue and rehabilitation 9/26/2014 District to hold public workshop on priority list 9/26/2014 Water main repairs prompt boil water advisory in Venice 9/25/2014 Warm Mineral Springs may reopen as soon as saturday 9/25/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 US Fish & Wildlife Service conservation grants include $750K for wildlife on Florida beaches 9/10/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 Conservation Partners Sign MOA for Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker 9/2/2014 Lifeguard hours to change for Sarasota County guarded beaches 8/29/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Register by Sept. 2nd for Conservation Lands Workshop 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Recreational Bay Scallop Season Opening Soon 8/27/2014 Learn how to save energy and money, get DIY Energy Saving Kit at free workshop 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 See the Sea Monsters at Traveling Exhibit 8/26/2014 Manasota Beach 3rd Annual Youth Fall Fishing Tournament set for Sept. 20 8/26/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 Volunteer Planting for National Estuaries Day 8/25/2014 Sign up now for 2014 Water School 8/25/2014 Mote and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay 8/18/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Registration open for “Water Words that Work” training 8/18/2014 Learn to be a fishing guide or charter captain Sept. 9th 8/14/2014 Be safe... Be aware of rip currents this summer! 8/13/2014 Sustainable Communities Workshop is scheduled for Oct. 29 8/12/2014 Health officials urge awareness of potential bacteria in coastal waters 8/11/2014 Volunteer help needed for Punta Gorda oyster reef restoration project 8/8/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Mote Marine Lab robots help researchers, forecasters monitor red tide bloom 8/7/2014 80 mile-long red tide bloom still evident in northeast Gulf of Mexico 8/4/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 Learn to Get Rid of the Bully Air Potato! 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 SBEP announces press conference at the federal building August 26 7/31/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 Project at Selby Gardens recognizes importance of bay health 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 Volunteers needed for 5th Annual Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 7/28/2014 Sarasota County selected by United Nations as Host Community for World Environment Day in North Ame 7/25/2014 Research team contributes to the management of South Florida coastal environments 7/25/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 USACE to host public meeting on Lido Key dredging July 23rd 7/22/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Local angler catches ‘testicle-eating fish’ in Phillippi Creek 7/17/2014 A call for environmental project ideas 7/17/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Releases Sea Level Rise Brochure 7/17/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 County Ordinances Prohibit Using Fertilizers with Nitrogen and Phosphorus through September 30 7/8/2014 Residents From Across The State Create Support Organizations For Aquatic Preserves 7/8/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Announces Recipients of 2014 Bay Partners Grant Program 7/8/2014 Dolphin Death Is A Reminder To Protect Marine Life 7/7/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 COE Lido Beach Dredge Meeting Notice 6/25/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 CBS News "Sunday Morning" features the 'gators of Deep Hole 5/27/2014 Great white shark tracked to Florida coast 5/27/2014 New FWC Lionfish app to be unveiled May 28 5/27/2014 World Environment Day to culminate with community forum in Sarasota County 5/23/2014 Deadline May 26 to provide input on stand up paddleboards 5/23/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 DIY energy and water use audit kits available at area libraries 5/5/2014 Deep well for Piney Point waste called pending 'disaster' 4/29/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Bay Guardians plant thousands of native plants at Perico Preserve 4/17/2014 Plan to inject Piney Point water into aquifer raises concerns 4/17/2014 Parts of Kingfish Boat Ramp on Anna Maria Island to close 6 weeks for repairs 4/16/2014 Three new PSAs from Sarasota County urge watershed protection 4/16/2014 Register now for STEM Outdoors 4/14/2014 Seasonal manatee speed zones in effect statewide 4/14/2014 Sarasota County & North Port issue RFP seeking operator for Warm Mineral springs 4/9/2014 Sharks sense prey in surprising ways during pioneering study 4/9/2014 Senate committee approves estuary reauthorization bill 4/7/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 New! Learn about oyster and beach monitoring programs in Sarasota County 4/2/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 Reprise of Oral History program April 7th in Laurel 3/21/2014 Estuary Programs team up for volunteer planting at new Perico Preserve! 3/20/2014 FWC asks public to report horseshoe crab sightings 3/19/2014 Investigation shows January fish kill at Faun Lake was due to algae bloom 3/17/2014 March 14th is deadline to register for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 3/13/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 New Tidal Stream Assessment Project Results 3/5/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ weekend offers angling fun in Matlacha 2/27/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 Event focuses on Warm Mineral Springs 2/27/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 FWC to host Gulf Offshore Recreational Fishing Permit Proposal Workshops 2/20/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 Artists wanted for next Charlotte Harbor Estuary calendar 2/18/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Southwest Florida Watershed Council to Meet Feb. 20th at FGCU 2/17/2014 I Heart Estuaries Campaign 2/14/2014 SWFWMD schedules winter prescribed fires for Sarasota County 2/13/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 Experience the historic Caloosahatchee with Oxbow & Riverlore Cruises 2/12/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Volunteers needed for 2014 Great American Cleanup 2/10/2014 Newest crop of Sarasota Oral Histories now available on Water Atlas 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Accepting Applications for Bay Partner Grants 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Sunrise Beach Walks return to area beaches 2/4/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Complete Project at Arlington Park 1/30/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers complete project at Arlington Park 1/28/2014 Sarasota's Celery Fields a big draw for birds and birders 1/27/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 King Tide Photo Exhibit Moves to Robinson Preserve in Manatee County 1/14/2014 SBEP Offers Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 1/10/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 1/7/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 Battle lines drawn in the sands 1/2/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 Water district taking aim at wild hogs 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf coast 12/18/2013 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Air Potato Roundup Jan. 25th at Arlington Park 12/16/2013 Venice receives stormwater management, public education grant 12/13/2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop is Wednesday 12/13/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program now accepting 2014 Bay Partner grant applications 12/12/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 12/6/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 Call for Proposals: Restore America's Estuaries Summit 12/5/2013 Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review 12/4/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians Win Sea Preservation Award from Keep Sarasota County Beautiful 11/20/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival to present four panel discussions 11/14/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 "Shored up" film examines effects of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal development 10/31/2013 Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year 10/30/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Sarasota Water Festival selects Vintage Paws Sanctuary as nonprofit partner 10/22/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 "Floating History Lesson" sets sail Nov. 3rd 10/16/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Above-normal rainy season means healthy water levels for bay area 10/11/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters 10/7/2013 Bay Guardians at North Water Tower Park on Sat. Oct. 19th 10/1/2013 FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring program (deadline Oct. 7th) 10/1/2013 Final call for submissions to the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 10/1/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival accepting final exhbitor applications 10/1/2013 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful accepting volunteer award nominations 9/9/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program "Toast the Coast" Photo Contest 9/9/2013 Piney Point tainted water threat grows 9/6/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Guy Harvey will present tiger shark documentary at USF St Pete on Sept. 11th 9/6/2013 Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice to perform at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 9/6/2013 Florida House completes paver project with Bay Partners Grant support 9/5/2013 12th Annual Joint FNPS-SBEP Native Plant Sale Oct. 12th in Parrish 9/5/2013 SBEP and City of Sarasota create "Living Shoreline" project at Bay Front Park 9/3/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 Lifeguard hours change for Sarasota County guarded beaches 8/27/2013 Sarasota County launches interactive "Green Map" of sustainability features 8/23/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 County to host "Open House" workshop on coastal fringe flood protection 8/22/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 Two companies bid to run Warm Mineral Springs 8/12/2013 NOAA report highlights climate change threats to nation’s estuaries 8/12/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to meet on Aug. 28th, 2013 8/8/2013 Sarasota County staff monitoring seaweed on beaches 8/8/2013 Sarasota police officer saves nearly 100 sea turtle hatchlings 8/8/2013 Combat wounded & injured veterans, SCUBAnauts help Mote Marine restore reef 8/6/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Welcomes More Exhibitors 8/5/2013 Boil water advisory issued after water main break 8/2/2013 Follow the "Tour de Turtles" online 8/1/2013 Dolphin SMART Volunteers Needed 8/1/2013 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 SBEP reminds residents not to dump medications into the drain 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 SWFWMD ends funding for Florida Friendly program 7/31/2013 Sign up now for August 10th Seagrass Survey volunteer training 7/25/2013 Deadline extended to Aug. 16th for 2014 CHNEP Watershed Summit abstracts 7/23/2013 Register now for 2013 Scallopalooza! Deadline July 29th 7/22/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 City of Venice and Sarasota County to host Legacy Park workshop 7/18/2013 Register for CHNEP Environmental Education Conference by Aug. 15th 7/15/2013 High Five seeks local teams for Sarasota Dragon Boat races this fall 7/15/2013 Lemon Bay needs you! 7/12/2013 Swiftmud boss may take new job running South Florida water agency, overseeing Everglades 7/11/2013 Hold the fertilizer until October! 7/11/2013 President signs letter endorsing Sarasota County's bid for rowing championships 7/11/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 Derelict crab trap cleanup planned for July 10-19 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Portion of Central Sarasota Parkway closes to replace sewer main 7/8/2013 Nathan Benderson Park receives statewide planning award 7/8/2013 Here's your one-stop hurricane planning information source 7/8/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Seeks Vintage and Unique Boats 7/2/2013 Sarasota Bay Watch receives Gulf Guardian Award 7/1/2013 Sarasota County libraries introduce Family Sustainability Kits 7/1/2013 SWFWMD schedules prescribed burns for Sarasota County area 7/1/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Federal funding cut-off threat looms over Florida's beach water testing program 6/27/2013 New tech kits ready for teacher loan, thanks to EdExplore Next grant 6/26/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 Register now for 2013 Pine Island Sound Scallop Search! 6/24/2013 SBEP deploys 36 habitat modules at three artificial reefs in Sarasota Bay 6/24/2013 Commission awards two contracts for improvements to county facilities 6/19/2013 Save the date! 3rd Annual Scallopalooza Aug. 3rd 6/18/2013 Rivendell HOA may restore its native plants 6/13/2013 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Invites Public to Learn About Gulf Restoration Progress, Partnerships 6/12/2013 Recent Boating Boom Leaves Sarasota County Government Looking For Solutions 6/10/2013 St. Armands Circle Newly Installed Stormwater Project 6/10/2013 Sarasota County Commission declares state of emergency in response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill 6/10/2013 SBEP to host urban planner Andres Duane June 18-19 6/7/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 SBEP to deploy habitat modules at three artificial reefs in Sarasota Bay 6/5/2013 Underwater art gallery to debut off southwest Florida coast 6/4/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Rip Current Safety Awareness Week is June 2-8, 2013 6/3/2013 Camp two nights on the beach for the price of one at Turtle Beach Campground 6/3/2013 SBEP announces recipients of 2013 Bay Partners Grants 5/31/2013 Endangered sea turtle feeding grounds discovered in Gulf 5/29/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 Foundation will direct $356 million from oil spill criminal cases to Florida for natural resource pr 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Ernst: In Phillippi Creek sewer project, a 'nobody' makes a splash 5/20/2013 Florida' Senators split on water resources bill 5/20/2013 County encourages residents to have fun this summer and skip lawn maintenance 5/14/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Bay Guardian volunteers plant 3,500 plants at Perico Preserve 5/7/2013 Sherri Swanson joins the SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee 5/3/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Warm Mineral Springs' rebirth 4/26/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 Coast Guard Auxiliary will demo boating safety at spring nautical expo 4/25/2013 New College invites public to free film about seal level rise 4/25/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Announces 2013 Blue Dolphin Award Winners 4/24/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 The SBEP reminds residents to use slow-release fertilizer in spring, no fertilizer in summer 4/15/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 Sarasota County to celebrate Arbor Day with educational events 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful seeks volunteers for the 2013 Great American Cleanup 4/10/2013 How to avoid a water crisis 4/9/2013 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers remove debris from Bowlees Creek Island 4/9/2013 North Port water plant to open Friday 4/8/2013 Tussle Heats Up Over Warm Mineral Springs 4/8/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Save the Date! 2nd Annual Sarasota Bay Water Festival Nov. 2nd 4/1/2013 Public invited to Manasota Beach Park celebration on April 3 4/1/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Red tide finally dissipates 3/28/2013 Coastal Master Naturalist class to be offered at Calusa Heritage Trail 3/25/2013 SunBow Bay completes SBEP Bay Partners grant project on Anna Maria Island 3/21/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 Final two Bay Wise Kayak Trips are coming up in April 3/21/2013 New Water-Quality Test May Prevent Unnecessary Beach Closures 3/19/2013 Officials urge wildfire vigilance; lack of rain increases state's wildfire risk 3/18/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 Florida Gulf Coast NEPs Approve Regional Plan Projects 3/12/2013 Englewood community cleanup will be held March 16 3/12/2013 Sarasota County will hold public meetings for input on 2050 policy and regulations 3/12/2013 County and state officials to host meeting to address concerns about coyotes 3/12/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians complete project at Jiggs Landing 3/12/2013 RESTORE Act meeting Wednesday in St Petersburg 3/11/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Lack of rain prompts drought fears 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 Four workshops begin this Sunday on offshore fishing regs 3/6/2013 SBEP reminds residents to use only slow-release fertilizers this spring 3/6/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 State DEP scores legal win on its water rules 3/1/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant native plants March 9th at Jiggs Landing 2/28/2013 FDEP introduces Sarasota County to new district office with open houses 2/27/2013 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Complete Project at Baywalk Creek 2/26/2013 Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists will speak March 27-28 2/25/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Florida Wildlife Corridor film to premier March 3rd in Tampa 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 SBEP launches study to develop water quality standards for tidal creeks 2/19/2013 USGS releases nationwide evapotranspiration rates, maps 2/19/2013 Study panel urges that PSC be allowed to fine private water utilities for bad water quality 2/18/2013 Punta Gorda residents invited to public meeting on climate change adaptation 2/13/2013 SBEP 2013 Bay Partner Grant applications due March 1st 2/12/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 Estuary Programs Prepare for RESTORE Act Funding Opportunities 2/6/2013 SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee approves four new members 2/6/2013 Southwest Florida NEP Joint Management Boards Meeting Rescheduled 2/5/2013 Watershed Management Plans now available on the Water Atlas 2/4/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 New College oral history project to debut latest works 1/31/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 SBEP offers teachers and students online resources focused on environmental education 1/29/2013 SBEP receives EdExploreNEXT grant to support environmental education 1/29/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 Red tide persists on southwest Florida coast 1/25/2013 Eight Sarasota County teachers receive SWFWMD Spash! Grants 1/24/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Sarasota County Utilities to plug five water supply wells in Alligator Creek Conservation Area 1/22/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 Sarasota County removes dead fish from south county public beaches 1/18/2013 "Coral: Rekindling Venus" examines environmental perils threatening reefs 1/16/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program seeks Citizen Advisory Committee members 1/14/2013 Red Tide stubbornly persisting along southwest Florida 1/11/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida at event to benefit Oscar Scherer State Park 1/10/2013 Bass Biological Laboratory subject of historical talk 1/10/2013 Ancient Waters Celebration to benefit Warm Mineral Springs archaeology efforts 1/9/2013 SBEP Accepting Bay Partners Grant Applications for 2013 1/8/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 Group Works to Keep Pollutants From Degrading Estuary 1/2/2013 Juvenile tarpon tagging project focus of Jan. 17th talk 1/2/2013 Recent News on Bay Scallop Restoration 1/2/2013 Volunteers needed to survey of Lee, Charlotte County Shorelines 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour program offers six free guided trips 12/19/2012 Sarasota County officials urge proper disposal of fishing line and tackle 12/13/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 Brian House and Justin Bloom join SBEP's Citizens Advisory Committee 12/12/2012 County may cut some Siesta beach upgrades 12/10/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Health of Warm Mineral Springs adds to debate 12/5/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 Sarasota may fire engineers on sewage project 11/9/2012 Design of Siesta Beach Park improvements will be subject of Nov. 13 public meeting 11/8/2012 Increased red tide levels detected at Bird Key Park, near Ringling Causeway 11/8/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival announces sustainability plan 11/5/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 Bay Guardians to be recognized at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 11/5/2012 Gulf Coast NEPs to host joint meetings Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th in Manatee County 11/5/2012 Save the Date! 13th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival on Nov. 17th 11/5/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival seeks volunteers 11/2/2012 UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County gives donated rain barrels to schools 11/1/2012 Why Are Our Salt Marshes Falling Apart? 10/29/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival announces musical lineup 10/29/2012 2012 was a good year for loggerhead turtles 10/19/2012 Final call for submissions! I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 10/19/2012 2011 aerial imagery added to Water Atlas 10/18/2012 Historic marker at Lido Beach a reminder of segregation 10/18/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 More details about the Sarasota Bay Water Festival 10/15/2012 Sarasota County joins Gulf Consortium in support of RESTORE Act 10/15/2012 Results of the 4th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search 10/12/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 Red tide fish kill washes up on South County beaches 10/9/2012 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 10/5/2012 SWFWMD to undergo "restructuring" 10/1/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Seeks Vintage Boats to Display at the Festival Nov. 17th 10/1/2012 Drought's silver lining: Gulf "dead zone" is smaller 10/1/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 Deadline for Sarasota Bay Water Festival Exhibitor Applications is Oct. 10 9/26/2012 "I Love Sarasota Bay" photo contest winners to be showcased Nov. 17 9/24/2012 SWFWMD invites public input on water resource priority list 9/21/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant natives at Perico Presrve 9/19/2012 Florida DEP's Tampa office faces reorganization, staff cuts 9/18/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 Gulf Fisheries Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders 9/13/2012 SBEP economic study of Sarasota Bay sets coastal property value at $3.6B 9/12/2012 Sarasota County commissioners express doubts about Dona Bay project 9/12/2012 Sharky's owner may soon take over Snook Haven 9/11/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 Sarasota County to dedicate new solar array Sept. 19 9/6/2012 Groundbreaking set for Sept. 6 for West Dearborn Street pilot stormwater project 9/4/2012 Lifeguard hours change for Sarasota County's guarded beaches 9/4/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 Florida Greenways & Trails Plan Open House Sept. 25th 8/30/2012 SBEP to provide technical expertise in effort to boost scallop population 8/30/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Announces the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 8/29/2012 Damage assessments are under way in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac 8/28/2012 Scars of human folly show on Florida's bottlenose dolphins 8/27/2012 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Coastal Cleanup 8/21/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival to Showcase Wildlife Photographers, Artists 8/21/2012 Sarasota County crews removing seaweed from Siesta and Lido beaches 8/21/2012 Piney Point sale hits hurdle 8/17/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Comment Invited on Study of Climate Change Impacts to Salt Marshes 8/7/2012 Sarasota area beach water advisory issued for Lido Casino Beach 8/3/2012 Get your feet wet during Sarasota County's winter seagrass survey 8/3/2012 Newbie Paddler Program Scheduled for Sept. 12 8/3/2012 Momentum Building for Sarasota Bay Water Festival 7/30/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Read the latest issue of the "Marine Scene" 7/24/2012 Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez Hosts Exhibit of Local Artist 7/23/2012 Register Now for Fifth Annual Scallop Search! 7/20/2012 Sarasota County eligible for individual disaster assistance 7/20/2012 SBEP Awarded EPA Grant to Develop Tidal Creek Water Quality Standards 7/18/2012 Bay Guardians Plant 500 Native Plants at North Lido Beach Park 7/16/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 See the King Tide Photo Contest Entries 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 USEPA proposing end to funding for beach water testing 6/28/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 Check out the new Seagrass Viewer for Bays! 6/18/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 Volunteer Day at North Lido Beach Park July 14th 6/14/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 SBEP overseeing habitat restoration at FISH Preserve 6/13/2012 SBEP Awards Eight Bay Partner Grants to Local Groups 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Set for Nov. 17 6/13/2012 Online Survey to support Sea Grant Study of Sarasota Bay 6/13/2012 SBEP Supporting Macroalgae Study Led by Florida Expert 6/13/2012 GWIZ Presents Water Wonders Program to Area Students 6/13/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 Read the Latest Issue of "The Marine Scene" 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Hold the Fertilizer this Summer to Help Sarasota Bay 5/24/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 Mote "Science Cafe" Program Focuses on Begging Dolphins 5/22/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Farming Aquarium Species to Save Them 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 SBEP Promotes Use of Slow-Release Fertilizers to Protect Sarasota Bay 4/25/2012 Bay Guardians to Support Watershed Improvement Day at Emerson Point Preserve May 12 4/25/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Bay Guardians Remove 342 Pounds of Air Potato Vines at North Water Tower Park 4/19/2012 Hillsborough County Commission Honors TBEP 4/19/2012 Mote Marine Lab Publishes Study on Manatee Hearing 4/18/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 New Wiki Explores Coastal Watershed Issues 4/12/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 Estuary Program Presents Blue Dolphin Awards 4/6/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Study Reveals New Information about Tarpon Movement 4/5/2012 Bay Guardian Air Potato Roundup Set for April 14th at North Water Tower Park 3/23/2012 Beachgoers Can help Biologists Monitor Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 3/20/2012 Sarasota LID Expo March 23 Attracting Experts From Around Florida 3/20/2012 Sarasota County to celebrate Siesta Beach Day at Ed Smith Stadium 3/20/2012 Sunbow Bay Condo Association to Host Open House March 24th 3/20/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 Garden Elementary Students Learn About Native Plants with Help from CHNEP 3/14/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Bay Guardians Remove Invasive Plants and Debris at Quick Point Preserve 3/14/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 Sewage Spills on the Rise in Southwest Florida 2/29/2012 SBEP Receives FISH Partnership Award from Non-profit Group 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 Four FREE Guided Kayak Trips Available in Sarasota Bay 2/24/2012 Bay Guardian Volunteers to Rally at Quick Point Preserve Mar. 10 2/24/2012 Final Call for Bay Partners Grants for 2012 2/22/2012 Learn more about Pelican Cove on the Coastal Sarasota Watersheds Wiki 2/20/2012 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival This Weekend! 2/14/2012 SBEP Announces Blue Dolphin Award Winners 2/14/2012 USF Collaborates with Mexican Scientists to Combat Red Tide 2/14/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 Scrub Jay Festival Means Family Fun -- Sat. Feb. 4th 2/2/2012 Red Tide Update (Jan. 27): Florida's Southwest Coast 1/30/2012 SBEP Summarizes 2012 Priorities in Support of Sarasota Bay 1/27/2012 New College & Saraota County: Bringing Sarasota's History to Life! 1/27/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 SBEP Announces Bay Partner Grants for 2012 1/18/2012 Sarasota County's Waters Gaining Positive Attention from EPA 1/10/2012 Restoration of Roberts Bay Shows Partnership Works 1/9/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Eight Free Kayak Tours of Segments of Sarasota Bay 1/5/2012 Introduction to Coastal GIS Training Hosted by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 1/4/2012 Projects Aim to Improve Peace River 1/4/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 SBEP Seeks Additional Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Members 12/14/2011 Little Salt Spring Archaeology Subject of Two Lectures in January 12/13/2011 Venice Stormwater Plan May Not Address Bacterial Issues 12/9/2011 America’s Best Beach hosts 35th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 12/7/2011 Public Invited to North Port Public Meeting to Develop FEMA Flood Maps 11/28/2011 Florida Youth Attend Sarasota Ocean Conservation Summit 11/23/2011 USF Students Join Mote in Shark Search 11/21/2011 "Art of Red Tide Science" Projects to Be Unveiled Nov. 29 11/15/2011 The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Launches New PIER Season for Local Students 11/10/2011 The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 11/10/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 SBEP Launches New Website with Hundreds of Helpful Links 11/2/2011 Giant Lego Man Washes Up on Siesta Key Beach 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 DEP Research Reserves Awarded $1.4 Million in Grants for Water Studies 11/1/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 Sarasota's WOW! Event Provides Fun, Active Ways to Learn About Watersheds 10/27/2011 Bay Guardians Plant 1,000 Plants at Neal Preserve 10/20/2011 Sarasota Sportsmen's Association Donates $5,000 to Support SBEP Artificial Reef Program 10/20/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 SBEP Seeks Photos of King High Tides October 25-27 10/14/2011 Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy 10/13/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 Public Comment Sought on EPA BEACH Program 9/30/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Pew Report Calls for More Inclusive Oil Spill Restoration Plan 9/30/2011 Funding Available for Marine Debris Removal 9/30/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/20/2011 Report: Coastal Habitat Restoration Generates American Jobs 9/16/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 USF Awarded $11 Million for Gulf Spill Research 9/14/2011 Old-Fashioned Swales Better at Removing Stormwater Pollutants, Study Finds 9/14/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Register Now for Sustainable Communities Workshop on Oct. 6 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 Sarasota County Waterways Are Subject of Student Photo Exhibition 8/31/2011 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 USGS Samples Irene's Surge for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides 8/29/2011 New System at Mote Marine Laboratory Enhances Water Quality Monitoring 8/29/2011 SBEP & Mote Marine Lab Provide Workshops to Develop Management Program for Sarasota Tidal Creeks 8/26/2011 Sarasota County Seeks Volunteers for Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 24 8/23/2011 Sarasota Bay Watch to Seed Bay with Juvenile Scallops This Fall 8/19/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program & Partners Complete 1st Phase at Fish Preserve 8/12/2011 FREE Project WET Teachers' Workshop Sept 2nd 8/12/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Dick Clapp and Suzi Fox Join SBEP's Citizen Advisory Committee 8/11/2011 Webinars Focus on Green Energy Initiatives 8/9/2011 Stormwater Management Workshop Sept. 9th in Orlando 8/9/2011 Urfer Family Park Nominated for "America's Favorite Park" 8/9/2011 Appeals Court Turns Down Attempt to Block New Water Pollution Rules 8/8/2011 Sustainable Sarasota Ponders Stormwater Runoff 8/7/2011 Organizers Seek Additional Participants for National Estuaries Day Celebration on Sept. 24 7/29/2011 Sign Up Now for Aug. 1st Seagrass Survey Training 7/26/2011 Mote Scientists Advocate Sustainable Aquaculture as Economic Engine for Sarasota 7/26/2011 House Passes Bill That Could Undo Gains in Water Quality 7/18/2011 FWC Wildlife Chief to Lead Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/18/2011 Sarasota County Updates Manatee Protection Plan 7/18/2011 EPA Rolls Out New & Improved Nutrient Pollution Website 7/18/2011 Survey Explores Health of Fish in Gulf of Mexico 7/11/2011 Annual Beach Survey by NRDC Finds Large Increase in Beach Closings 7/1/2011 FDEP Alternative Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop July 22nd 6/30/2011 Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released 6/28/2011 FWC to Host Spotted Seatrout Workshop June 29 6/24/2011 Scalloping Webinars: Regulations & Recipes! 6/23/2011 FWC asks anglers to help with red snapper research 6/20/2011 2011 "Dead Zone" May Be Largest Ever 6/20/2011 EPA Responds to Numeric Nutrient Petition by FDEP 6/20/2011 Ag Commissioner Sees Hope for Water Truce with EPA 6/10/2011 World Oceans Day at Mote Marine Lab June 5th 6/3/2011 "Dr. Beach" Names Siesta Beach America's Best 5/31/2011 On orders from Gov. Scott, SWFWMD Basin Boards Eliminated 5/26/2011 USF Researchers Examining What Fuels Deadly Rip Currents 5/17/2011 'Green' Training Offered for Home Energy Efficiency 5/17/2011 Sarasota County Encourages Proper Use of Fertilizer for Spring Greening 5/13/2011 FWC Seeks Continued Angler Participation for Tarpon Study 5/5/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 2010 Aerial Imagery Now Available on the Atlas! 5/3/2011 Governor Reappoints SWFWMD Board Members 4/29/2011 2010 Seagrass Data Now Available on the Atlas! 4/29/2011 Volunteers Sought for Sister Keys Cleanup May 7th 4/28/2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water 4/27/2011 Proposals Sought for BP-Funded Gulf of Mexico Research 4/26/2011 Sarasota County Tree Plantings Will Celebrate Arbor Day 4/26/2011 Florida DEP Asks Feds to Back Off on Numeric Nutrient Criteria 4/25/2011 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles Reveals Potential Threat Posed by Manmade Chemicals 4/22/2011 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Accepting Volunteer Award Nominations 4/18/2011 "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill" Webcast on April 19th 4/15/2011 EPA Seeks Comments on Watershed Management Document 4/12/2011 Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference June 13-16 4/12/2011 EPA Agrees to Study New Water Standards in Florida 4/11/2011 Dumpster Day Coming to City of Sarasota April 16th 4/11/2011 Researchers Target Killer Amoeba Naegleria fowleri 4/8/2011 USF Researcher Aims to Change How We Look at Invasive Species 4/8/2011 Beach water advisory lifted at Venice Public Beach at west end of Venice Ave. 4/7/2011 Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1 4/7/2011 New Permit-tagging Study Needs Anglers' Help 4/4/2011 FWC Biologists Discover New Species in Hillsborough County Fisherman's Catch 4/1/2011 Local Leaders Launch "KeepItLocalFlorida.org" Initiative 4/1/2011 Murky Waters: Pollution and snails figure into death of Florida springs 4/1/2011 Venice Stormwater Project Ignores Contamination Question 4/1/2011 EPA Accepting Nominations for the 2011 Gulf Guardian Awards 3/28/2011 EPA Urges Municipal Utilities to Test for Chemical in Tap Water 3/28/2011 County beach water advisory lifted at Venice Public Beach 3/25/2011 Red Tide Study Shows Toxins, Potential Benefits 3/25/2011 Collins Center Releases Proposal for New "Water Ethic" 3/25/2011 Sarasota County Commission Opposes Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/25/2011 April is Water Conservation Month--Take the Pledge! 3/24/2011 Sarasota County to Benefit From Two SWFWMD Community Education Grants 3/23/2011 Florida Springs, Rivers Featured in Festival 3/21/2011 New! Water Quality Contour Map Tool for Sarasota's Bays 3/18/2011 Webinar Focuses on Role of Microbes in Gulf Oil Spill 3/18/2011 County Beach Water Advisory Lifted for Venice Public Beach 3/18/2011 Libraries Hosting Flood Safety Awareness Seminars 3/17/2011 Senators Say Septic Tank Inspections Still Needed 3/14/2011 FWC Offers Shorebird Monitoring Workshops 3/14/2011 David K. Bulloch, Longtime SBEP Volunteer, 1929-2011 3/14/2011 Oil Spill a Hot Topic at Ocean Pollution Conference April 13-14 in Sarasota 3/11/2011 Get Energy Smart rebate program pays back to homeowners 3/9/2011 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use budget resolution to stop EPA 3/7/2011 Controlled Burns Scheduled for Deer Prairie Creek 3/4/2011 Fla. House Committee Passes Three Controversial Bills Affecting Water Quality 2/25/2011 U.S. House Budget Vote Threatens Florida Clean-water Rule 2/25/2011 Judges: Sarasota County Has Best Drinking Water in the Region 2/25/2011 Sea Turtles and Coastal Lighting Workshops Mar. 15th & 28th 2/25/2011 SWFWMD Launches "Florida Friendly" Fertilizer Campaign to Combat Nutrient Pollution 2/16/2011 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 New College, Sarasota County to Unveil New Oral Histories Jan. 27th 1/20/2011 SBEP, Sarasota County Team Up to Promote Low Impact Development 1/18/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Florida groups file suit against EPA 1/14/2011 Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process 1/14/2011 EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Releases 2010 Report 1/13/2011 Watershed Academy Webcast on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, HABs 1/11/2011 Septic Tank Delay Bill Goes to Gov. Rick Scott 1/7/2011 USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause 1/4/2011 USGS Announces Map Users Conference/Geospatial Info Science Workshop 1/3/2011 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 Repaired Myakka Bridge reopens ahead of schedule 12/21/2010 SWFWMD Awards 7 Sarasota County Teachers Education Grants 12/21/2010 Warm Mineral Springs Added to Neighborhood Parkland Program 12/21/2010 FWC and partners rescue cold-stunned sea turtles 12/20/2010 Sarasota County Acquires Two Environmentally Important Parcels 12/20/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees 12/13/2010 Florida Sues EPA to Block Water Pollution Rules 12/9/2010 Florida House Creates Select Committee on Water Policy 12/9/2010 Bottled Water Tax Back on Florida Senate Menu 12/9/2010 Florida Water Disputes Won't Be Focus of New Panel, Chairman Says 12/9/2010 Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes 12/3/2010 Sarasota County Okays Funding for Landmark Drainage Project 12/3/2010 EPA Offers Webcast on Low-Impact Development Dec. 9th 1-3 pm 12/3/2010 Public Invited to Myakka Ranchlands Celebration on Dec. 3rd 11/29/2010 Cleaner Water, Dirtier Dishes? 11/29/2010 Free Bay Wise Kayak Tours Launch in December 11/24/2010 SBEP Mourns Loss of CAC Member Jack Taylor 11/24/2010 Register Now for Dec. 2nd EPA Climate Change Webcast 11/23/2010 EPA Website, Webinars Provide Guidance on Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards 11/23/2010 Myakka Bridge Closed to Traffic 11/22/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 SWFWMD Declares Phase I Water Shortage Beginning Dec. 1st 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster 11/10/2010 Rain Garden Manual Hot Off The Press 11/8/2010 USGS: Most River Flows Altered, Degraded by Land & Water Management 11/3/2010 Testing Shows Sarasota County Beaches Clean, Untainted by BP Oil Spill 11/1/2010 Floating Wheelchairs Debut at Sarasota County Beaches 10/21/2010 EPA Plays Catchup on Costly Florida Water Pollution 10/20/2010 GREENR Helps Atlas Team to Identify Water-related News & Research 10/15/2010 US Army Corps of Engineers Convenes Workshop on Phosphate's Future 10/13/2010 Florida DEP Launches New Online Business Portal 10/13/2010 Register Now for Oct. 13 Healthy Watersheds Initiative Webcast 10/6/2010 Florida sea turtles have productive 2010 nesting season 10/1/2010 EPA Launches New Lake Shoreland Protection Web Clearinghouse 9/29/2010 Tour of Sarasota Bay Nov. 7th 9/29/2010 EPA Announces Short Extension for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Rule 9/29/2010 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 State of the Bay is Good; Conservation Focus Shifts to Individuals 9/24/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 Sept.-Oct. WaterMatters Magazine Now Available Online 9/23/2010 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/21/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 GreenHome Wamalama Expo Combines Recycling & Fun Oct. 2nd 9/20/2010 Public invited to Legacy Trail trestle opening Tuesday, Sept. 21 9/16/2010 EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Features "A Watershed Dialogue" 9/9/2010 New FLMNH Exhibit Focuses on Beauty of (and Threats to) Florida's Springs 9/3/2010 Scallops Tell a Tale of a Troubled Bay 8/27/2010 Florida DEP Moving Forward on Waterways Nutrient Limits 8/26/2010 USF/Mote Receive $2 Million Federal Aquaculture Grant 8/23/2010 Sale of Myakka Ranchlands to Conservation Program Complete 8/23/2010 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water 8/20/2010 Sarasota home meets Florida Water Star (SM) Gold standard 8/20/2010 Opponents Tout Survey Opposition to Federal Water Quality Standards 8/19/2010 John Morrill Helped Pioneer Study of Area's Ecology 8/17/2010 Sarasota County Seeks Community Input on Fruitville Road Development Planning 8/9/2010 USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls 8/6/2010 County planners seek input on major community issues 8/2/2010 City of Sarasota Considering Tiered Water Rates 7/30/2010 EPA to Hold "Listening Sessions" on Water Quality Standards 7/30/2010 USF Researchers Confirm Subsurface Oil Clouds Are From BP Well 7/26/2010 Filmmaker, Springs Advocate Wes Skiles Perishes in Diving Accident 7/23/2010 EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Proposed Stormwater Rule 7/21/2010 State Recognizes July as Florida Rivers Month 7/19/2010 Lake Sarasota community cleanup scheduled July 24 7/13/2010 Sarasota County Receives Award for Turning Landfill into Rothenbach Park 7/12/2010 SWFWMD Lifts One-day-per-week Water Restrictions 6/29/2010 SWFWMD to Limit Farmers' Water Use 6/25/2010 New Water Heritage Oral Histories Are Online! 6/17/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 EPA to Submit Coastal Nutrients Criteria to Science Advisory Board for Review 6/7/2010 You Can Fish Without a Saltwater License This Weekend 6/2/2010 New Update of BASINS Software Now Available from EPA 6/2/2010 Whale Sharks Tagged Off Sarasota's Coast on May 28th 6/1/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 Contractors invited to participate in Get Energy Smart Retrofit Program 5/24/2010 County closes Beach Access 7 to protect Snowy Plover nests 5/19/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 2008 Land-Use/Land-Cover data now available on the Atlas. 5/17/2010 SWFWMD to Burn Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Tract 5/13/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Began May 1st 5/3/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Sarasota County buys Longino Ranch to Create Environmental Corridor 4/28/2010 Public invited to tour Hurricane Hunter aircraft on April 30 4/23/2010 Public workshops scheduled on Regional Water Supply Plan 4/23/2010 Florida DEP Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon 4/21/2010 Environmentalists win victory on fertilizer bans 4/20/2010 SEA Team Seagrass Program Now Has a Virtual Home 4/20/2010 EPA Delays Florida Coastal Water Protection, Proceeds on Inland Water Rule 4/16/2010 Sarasota County Okays Land Deal to Create Conservation Area 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 Keep Sarasota County Beautiful seeks volunteers for 2010 Great American Cleanup 4/8/2010 April is Water Conservation Month 4/6/2010 Biologists Ask Public To Report Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 4/1/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 Sarasota County to benefit from two Community Education Grants 3/25/2010 Trash Dude goes to local elementary schools 3/24/2010 EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America`s Waters 3/23/2010 Presentations Available from Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise Conference 3/23/2010 Governor Declares March Florida Seagrass Awareness Month 3/12/2010 Check your irrigation system when you 'spring forward' 3/12/2010 SWFWMD to treat water hyacinth and water lettuce on Shell and Prairie creeks 3/8/2010 EPA Extends Comment Period for Florida Water Quality Standards 3/5/2010 EPA Study Reveals Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. 3/5/2010 YSI Foundation Offers $25K Water Quality Improvement Grant 2/26/2010 SWFWMD Board Extends Water Restrictions through June 30th 2/23/2010 "The Volunteer Monitor" Celebrates Community Service & Innovation 2/18/2010 Florida Springs Rally Planned for Feb. 16th in Tallahassee 2/17/2010 Take a Kid Fishing 2/17/2010 Wildlife Alert Reward Program 2/17/2010 "Florida Matters" Radio Program Addresses Water Quality Regulation 2/15/2010 Sarasota Impaired Waterway List Revised 2/12/2010 First public workshop on freeze set for Feb. 17 2/11/2010 Media invited to ceremony certifying water-conserving home 2/9/2010 USF Hosts Climate Change Conference 2/5/2010 Florida Congressmen Request Delay of EPA Water Rule Implementation 2/5/2010 Dry Wells, Sinkholes Put Swiftmud on Defensive 1/21/2010 Historical Narratives Celebrate Our Water Heritage 1/14/2010 Sarasota County, New College & Sarasota Water Atlas to Debut Four New Oral History Interviews! 1/14/2010 January 2010 Issue of FWC 4-1-1 Now Online 1/13/2010 Orlando Water Resources Conference Focuses on GIS 1/13/2010 EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Florida Water Quality Standards 1/4/2010 Public Invited to Help Develop Flood Insurance Maps 12/18/2009 Announcing the Launch of the Water Quality Contour Mapping Tool 12/18/2009 Water District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter 12/17/2009 Spring 2009 Bay Soundings Now Available 12/17/2009 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 County workshop set on beach access limits 11/3/2009 Bay Soundings Fall 2009, Covering the Tampa Bay Watershed, NOW AVAILABLE!! 10/29/2009 Time change serves as a reminder to check your irrigation timer and system 10/29/2009 Smart Growth Guide for Coastal and Waterfront Communities Released 9/28/2009 The United Nations Environment Programme Releases Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 9/28/2009 Simplified State Lands Web Site is "One Stop Shop" to Understanding Florida's State Lands Program 9/24/2009 Volunteers Are Needed for 16th Annual National Public Lands Day 9/21/2009 Estuary Academy Registration Open! 9/21/2009 2009 Partner's Meeting A Success 9/15/2009 Programming Team Adds New Water Quality and Water Levels Levels Tool! 8/24/2009 Mercury found in all fish caught in U.S.-tested streams 8/24/2009 Participate in World Water Monitoring Day! 8/17/2009 New Law Allows Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Despite HOAs 7/20/2009 Shoreline fishing license requirement starts Aug. 1 7/20/2009 1948 Aerial Imagery now available 7/8/2009 10th ANNUAL LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH POSTER CONTEST 7/6/2009 Water District Chiefs Are Getting Unwanted Power 7/6/2009 A clash of dolphins and anglers 6/28/2009 Protecting Our Water - FDEP's New Website 6/24/2009 The University of South Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory team up on marine biology research 6/22/2009 FWC appoints Nick Wiley as executive director 6/22/2009 Florida Center's Annual Retreat 6/8/2009 Hatching a plan for tomorrow's game fish 5/8/2009 Sarasota County weighs waterfront options 4/27/2009 A Boater's Guide to the Myakka River Now Available 4/20/2009 You Are Invited: Unveiling Sarasota County’s Seagrass Survey Results 4/10/2009 Online tools helps residents pledge to conserve water 4/7/2009 NEW ON-LINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SARASOTA COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES WALKS! 4/7/2009 The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Call for Presentations 4/7/2009 Living Shorelines Workshop 3/26/2009 What to do with Warm Mineral Springs 3/26/2009 Drought challenges 3/26/2009 Wildlife commission staff proposes ban on wild turtle harvest 3/18/2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Now Accepting Nominations for 2009 Gulf Guardians! 3/18/2009 Ahora aceptando nominaciones para el Premio 2009 de Guardianes del Golfo 3/18/2009 Winter 2009 Bay Soundings is now Available 2/13/2009 Loggerhead turtles may just fade away 2/13/2009 Water Management District introduces new color-coded map to identify water shortage levels 2/9/2009 New Google Earth 5.0 Takes You 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2/3/2009 The Florida Center is Pleased To Release a New Climate Change Component 2/3/2009 FWC RECORDS HIGH COUNTS DURING STATEWIDE MANATEE SURVEY 1/30/2009 E-mail list shares news about our environment 1/30/2009 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences New Summary of TMDL Progress 1/28/2009 Sarasota County needs volunteers for its winter seagrass survey 1/5/2009 Sarasota County needs volunteers for its winter seagrass survey 1/5/2009 Shellfish Harvesting Open or Closed Status 11/17/2008 World leaders look to tackle coasts' issues 11/17/2008 Swamp lawsuit gets 2nd chance 11/3/2008 No wall can tame vagaries of the sea 11/3/2008 Environmental Specialist II 10/19/2008 Local Beaches Score Excellent On Water Quality In 2005 9/25/2008 Celebrate National Estuaries Day! 9/25/2008 Boaters warned to be careful over holiday 8/20/2008 Registration Now Open for Coastal Society's 21st Int'l Conference 4/24/2008 Registration now open for the Coastal Society's 21st Int'l Conference 4/24/2008 Fall 2007 Bay Soundings - Climate Change Feature 11/15/2007 New Watersheds Calendar uses Children's Artwork 10/29/2007 Amoeba Threat in Lakes & Ponds 9/10/2007 Device Could Warn of Red Tide Bloom 8/27/2007 2007 Seagrass Survey Segment - Dona-Roberts Bay 8/2/2007 BIOLOGISTS NEED HELP FROM PUBLIC COLLECTING TARPON GENETIC INFORMATION 5/29/2007 Ecological Impacts from the Interactions of Climate Change, Land Use Change and Invasive Species 5/29/2007 Red Mangrove Planting Product Application Guide 5/25/2007 EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report (SAB Review Draft) 5/14/2007 Deer Prairie Creek Preserve's Land Management Plan Allows for Public Access 5/9/2007 Latest Red Tide Status Report Now Available by Phone 3/1/2007 Boaters Guides Available from Coastal Counties 2/19/2007 Central Florida Coordination Area Action Plan 1/25/2007 Water Shortage Restrictions Effective January 16th Through July 31st 2007 1/22/2007 Survey of Nation's Lakes Conducted by the EPA 12/11/2006 EPA Issues Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticide Applications 11/28/2006 Help Researchers Find Xena The Manatee 8/15/2006 Lemon Bay Conservancy Meetings are Open to the Public 8/15/2006 May is American Wetlands Month 5/1/2006 Bird and Wildlife Viewing at Myakka River State Park 3/13/2006 Ainger Creek and Lemon Bay Protected by the Purchase of the Joseph Parcel 2/7/2006 Librarian/Photographer Volunteer Wanted for the Sarasota Water Atlas 1/30/2006 Snook Season Opens February 1 1/2/2006 College of Fishing Knowledge every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. 1/2/2006 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1 11/4/2005 Documentary on St. Johns River 10/4/2005 Senator Bill Nelson Working to Protect Florida from Oil 6/20/2005 Pollutant Trading Policy Advisory Committee - Ongoing Meetings Being Hosted by DEP 6/2/2005 Gulf Guardian Award Nominations Accepted Until May 10, 2005 4/20/2005 4-H Offers Free Marine Science Education to Youngsters 4/11/2005 EPA Office of Water Launches New Webpage for Kids 4/7/2005 Committee Member Needed for Water and Sewer Advisory Board 12/3/2004 Water Atlas Survey Now Available! Tell Us What You Think About the Water Atlas. 11/16/2004 Real-Time Water Quality Sensors Removed in Preparation for Hurricane Frances 9/1/2004 Earth Day Celebration at Oscar Scherer State Park 2/11/2004