2011 Media Coverage

SBEP in the News: 2011

December 29 – WTSP 10 News – “EPA Office of Water Acting Assistant Administrator to tour Sarasota”

December 29 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Sarasota County’s waters gaining positive attention from EPA”

December 29 – Sarasota Patch – “EPA Honcho Tours County Environmental Projects”

December 7 – Sarasota County Commission – One hour video report about the numeric water quality standards that were presented to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Mark Alderson, the SBEP Director, participated in the presentation along with managers with the Sarasota County Environmental Services Department.

December 7 – Herald Tribune – “Fruitville students dig into the past

November 30 – Herald Tribune – “Bay Guardians help clean Cortez preserve”

November 17 – Bradenton Herald – “Mote Marine hosts 100 students at Youth Ocean Conservation Summit”

November 12 – St. Petersburg Times – “Agency working to protect Florida water”

November 4 – Anna Maria Island Sun – “How to land a seabird”

October 29 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Dog waste is more than a pet peeve”

October 28 – WTSP 10 News – “Sportsmen donate to help Sarasota Bay”

October 26 – Anna Maria Islander – “SBEP plans $20,000 reef expansion”

October 18 – Audubon of Florida – “Sarasota Bay monofilament clean-up a huge success”

October 13 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Efforts to restore preserve get boost”

October 12 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Bay Guardians work to restore a preserve”

October 8 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Buyers browse Florida native plants”

September 29 – Longboat Key News – “National Estuaries Day celebration attracts hundreds”

September 24 – YourObserver.com – “Photo gallery – National Estuaries Day celebration”

September 22 – WSLR Radio – Sara Kane and Marketing Contractor Randy Moore were guests on the Sustainable Sarasota show with host John Lambie. The topics included National Estuaries Day, the importance of water quality, the problem of stormwater pollution, the interconnectivity of ecosystems, and the longer term benefits of investing in habitat restoration.

September 16 – Longboat Key News – “Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget”

September 11 – Longboat Key News – “First phase of FISH preserve complete”

September 1 – SNN6 News – Local television station featured a short report about the HABMON water quality monitoring system being recently installed on the Mote Marine Laboratory dock by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). Jay Leverone, PhD, the staff scientist for SBEP, was interviewed by Kalvin McClure with SNN6.

August 20 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Boards that represented local water needs disbanded”

August 4 – Fish Blog – “Cortez hosts Boys and Girls Club”

August 1 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “How much is Sarasota Bay worth?”

July 22 – Longboat Key News – “Lido Beach Park gets help from friends”

July 13 – Sarasota Observer – “Lido Beach restoration goes native with more than 2,000 plants”

July 12 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Plan for drought-proof future”

July 9 – American Littoral Society – “Native planting at North Lido SBEP restoration site”

July 9 – ABC7 News – Local television station featured a report about today’s Bay Guardian planting at North Lido Beach Park.

July 9 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Plants that thrive in sandy Florida soil”

June 27 – Sarasota Herald Tribune – “Are Longboat Key’s treasures worth your nickel?”

June 20 – Longboat Key Observer – “Two LBK condo associations receive Bay Partner grants”

June 7 – Longboat Key Observer – “Longboat Key Club to celebrate National Marina Day”

June 7 – WTSP 10 News – “World Oceans Day makes a splash at Mote”

June 6 – Herald Tribune – “Good Deeds”

April 19, 2011 – Sarasota Patch – “Public offer opinions about post-spill Gulf restoration”

April 19, 2011 – Bradenton Herald – “Estuary revival favored at local Gulf listening session”

March 27, 2011 – Herald Tribune – “Stormwater project ignores contamination question”

March 25, 2011- Longboat Key News – “New  tributary completed on North Lido”

February 23 – Anna Maria Sun – “Grassy Point getting attention”

February 10, 2011 – Sarasota Observer – “Seagrass levels in bay grow to record high” 

February 10, 2011 – Herald Tribune“Waterway blacklist updated”