Volunteer

Sarasota Bay Guardians

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.

We gather on Saturday mornings at 9:00am and wrap up work by noon to enjoy a picnic lunch together.

Bay Guardians workdays include installing native plants, removing invasive exotic plants, creating oyster bags for reef building, cleaning up coastal areas, and more.

Use the calendar widget on this page or visit our Eventbrite organizer profile to view and register for upcoming Bay Guardians workdays.

Sarasota Bay Guardians Calendar

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Citizen Science

SBEP periodically offers opportunities to participate in citizen science projects. These are special projects that empower citizens to help collect data to help us better understand Sarasota Bay. Click the image at left to see a poster describing a 2018 citizen science effort by SBEP, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources, and New College of Florida. Click on "Sign up" above to join our email list and receive notifications about upcoming citizen science opportunities with SBEP.

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. We offer special thanks to our partners: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, Town of Longboat Key, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District.