Kayakers in Phillippi Creek

Bay Wise Paddle Tours 2019-2020

November 7, 2019

Join SBEP for sustainable paddle eco-tours throughout the Sarasota Bay watershed and discover the habitats and wildlife that make Sarasota Bay an Estuary of National Significance. Eco-tours run from November through April with professional guide Brad Tanner. The trips are free, but participants need to bring their own kayak or paddleboard and gear or rent…

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Two Kayaks on Jewfish Key January 2018

2018-2019 Bay Wise Kayak Tours

October 26, 2018

Thanks for joining us for ten years of Bay Wise Kayak Tours! The mission of the Bay Wise Kayak Tours program is to introduce people to unique perspectives of Sarasota Bay and to encourage stewardship and understanding of the Bay’s natural resources. This year, we’re excited to sponsor several new trips to different Bay hotspots…

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2 people in kayaks on KayakTour

2017-2018 Bay Wise Kayak Tours Season

November 20, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of Bay Wise Kayak Tours Register for 2017-2018 Bay Wise Kayak Tours We believe that the best way to learn about Sarasota Bay is to experience it first-hand. That’s why we’ve been offering free educational kayak tours of Sarasota Bay since 2007. Going into our tenth year of Bay Wise Kayak Tours, we’re grateful…

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Bay Guardians Volunteer Season is Here!

October 30, 2017

Get ready to kick off a new season of Bay restoration! This year, we will be hosting family-friendly cleanups and restoration opportunities on and off the water. New dates will be added as we identify restoration and cleanup needs. Registration links will be added about one month before each workday. If you would like to be notified via…

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Grassy Point Opening into bay

Grassy Point Preserve Boardwalk Complete

May 1, 2017

The newly constructed boardwalk at Grassy Point Preserve on Anna Maria Sound in Holmes Beach is now open to the public for low-impact recreation. The walking trail through the 34-acre preserve takes visitors through upland habitat with native plants such as sea oxeye daisy, seaside goldenrod, and buttonwood before meandering through mangrove wetlands on a…

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Photographer taking picture of beach

Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources Department’s Annual Photography Challenge!

January 9, 2017

Manatee County’s preserves offer visitors many wonderful opportunities to capture spectacular photographs and we would like to showcase these images during our annual Photography Challenge. Anyone that is interested in sharing their photos may submit up to ten (10) digitized entries for consideration in the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department’s 3rd annual Photography…

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