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Sarasota County Red Tide Update, Sept. 7th

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) staff continue to monitor and assess public beaches and access points for seaweed accumulation and red tide impacts. See below for today’s conditions report:

TUESDAY, Sept. 7  
PRNR staff continued to see improved conditions throughout the weekend, reporting mostly no fills kills or aerosol impacts. This morning, PRNR staff evaluated public beaches and access points, reporting mostly no marine debris nor respiratory irritation.

Following the Beach Cleaning Policy, Sarasota County remains committed the removal of fish kills from red tide exposure, on public beaches and access points. During the past month, extra dumpsters were provided at Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach, Access 5 and Access 7 for private land owners to deposit fish kills from their property. With the improved conditions, these dumpsters will be removed from the public parks after today, Sept. 7. Should red tide impacts resurface, PRNR staff will reevaluate the option of temporary dumpsters.

County staff continue to monitor and evaluate public beaches and access points each morning to determine if conditions meet the beach cleaning policy threshold. Community members are encouraged to register for the Red Tide Newsletter by clicking the red button on the top right of, check daily beach conditions at, or click here to view the daily Red Tide status report