Sarasota Bay Estuary Program volunteers

Bay Guardians Volunteers

The Sarasota Bay Guardians volunteer program engages people of all ages in ongoing efforts to restore and protect Sarasota Bay. The Sarasota Bay Guardians volunteers have donated thousands of hours to support the SBEP’s mission. Some volunteers from prior decades are now bringing their own children to Bay Guardians volunteer outings.

We gather on Saturday mornings at 9 and wrap up by noon to enjoy a picnic lunch together.

Upcoming Bay Guardians events – click a link to register!

September 24, 2016 – Rendezvous at Robinson Preserve

October 15, 2016 – Busting air potato spuds at North Water Tower Park

November 5, 2016 – Busting air potato spuds at Red Bug Slough

November 19, 2016 – Bagging oyster shell at Reef Innovations in downtown Sarasota

January 28, 2017 – Busting air potato spuds in Arlington Park

April 1, 2017 – Coastal cleanup on Bowlees Creek Island

April 29, 2017 – 3rd Annual Sarasota County Seagrass Survey hosted by Sarasota County – Info hereRegister on Eventbrite

May 6, 2017 – Mats, Bags, and VOGs: Oyster Habitat Creation with Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources Department – Register on Eventbrite


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Subscribe to the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program e-mail list to receive occasional announcements about Bay Guardians volunteer events:


See photos from recent Sarasota Bay Guardians events on our Flickr page.

Visit our photo gallery to see images from older Bay Guardians outings.

Click here to read a thoughtful letter from Robin Hardy, the principal at Martha B. King Middle School, regarding the students’ efforts to focus on environmental stewardship. The school received a Blue Dolphin Award from SBEP in 2012.

For more information about the Bay Guardians please contact
SBEP at (941) 955-8085 or email us.

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