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Water Quality Assessment and Strategy RFQ

August 30, 2019

SBEP has released a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #19-50BK, Water Quality Assessment and Strategy, through the City of Sarasota Purchasing Division. The Scope of Services for this RFQ is available from Demandstar by calling (800) 711-1712 or by accessing demandstar.com. Responses are due to the City of Sarasota Purchasing Division on 10/1/2019. Questions regarding…

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Cyanobacterium bloom at Blackburn Point Park.

Warm Temperatures Bring Cyanobacteria Blooms to Sarasota Bay

July 3, 2019

It’s hard not to notice some strange stuff surfacing in many areas around our bays this summer. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Algae Bloom Monitoring and Response team identified Lyngbya majuscula, a type of cyanobacterium, in many bays between Anna Maria Island and Venice in May and June. Many of those blooms are still…

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Stormwater Pollution Graphic Drawing showing stormwater pollution sources

8 ways to reduce personal nutrient pollution

August 17, 2018

With red tide impacting life along the shores of Sarasota Bay, it’s crucial to know what each of us can do to be more Florida-Friendly. Here’s a list of 8 things you can do to reduce personal nitrogen pollution: 1) Be Floridian – Fertilize responsibly. Fertilizer containing can contribute excess nitrogen pollution to local waterways when…

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Satellite image of a hurricane east of Florida

How Do Hurricanes Impact Estuaries?

October 31, 2017

Hurricanes and large storm events can bring extreme change and devastation to coastal habitats, like estuaries. Although damage varies greatly depending on the characteristics of the storm, below are some common ways estuaries are impacted: Estuary – A partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater. More Water Hurricanes bring a lot…

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