SBEP is an intergovernmental partnership dedicated to restoring and protecting Sarasota Bay. Our partners include Sarasota and Manatee counties; cities of Sarasota and Bradenton; Town of Longboat Key; Southwest Florida Water Management District; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. SBEP is one of our nation's 28 national estuary programs.
The SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers planted one thousand wire grass plugs and 50 Saw Palmetto plants. The 42 volunteers spent the rest of the morning removing invasive pest plants including Caesar Weed, Rosary Pea and Balsam Apple.