Featured pages and tools that you'll find on the Atlas.

Water quality concerns that affect marine life, including those species targeted by anglers, include harmful algal blooms (HABs) like red tide and blue-green algae, bacteria, mercury, and nutrient pollution. Get Started ›

How does water quality in Sarasota County’s bays stack up? View the current status and trends in maps and graphs, learn about factors affecting coastal water quality and how it is assessed. Get Started ›

View the latest sampling results on a map for local monitoring for red tide, blue-green algae, bacteria, and pollution incidents. Get Started ›

Sarasota County has 17 tidally-influenced creeks that connect to its coastal bay systems. Learn about water quality conditions in their freshwater and marine components. Get Started ›

Sarasota County is working to improve the health of its tidal creeks. Learn about recent stream restoration projects here. Get Started ›

Take a virtual tour of Alligator Creek, rich with wetlands, trails, mangrove forests, and wildlife. Get Started ›

Water quality: How is it changing over time? How does it compare in different areas? The analysis on this page helps to answer these questions. Get Started ›

Take a virtual tour of this productive tidal creek that flows from the Celery Fields to Roberts Bay. Get Started ›

Sarasota County's Seagrass Monitoring Program aims at better understanding and managing seagrass habitat and the benefits that seagrasses provide. Get Started ›

The Briarwood Stormwater Treatment Facility is operated by Sarasota County. Its continuous wet detention system removes nutrients and suspended solids from the 65-acre watershed surrounding it. Get Started ›

View the latest rainfall amounts, radar-based rainfall estimates, or near-realtime rainfall data Get Started ›