Sarasota Bay Guardians

The Sarasota Bay Guardians volunteer program engages people of all ages in ongoing efforts to restore Sarasota Bay. Sarasota Bay Guardians volunteers have donated thousands of hours to support the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program's mission.

Join us for a volunteer workday in winter and spring 2020! We need volunteers to help plant native plants, remove exotic weeds, build oyster reefs, and participate in paddle cleanups.

Saturday, January 18: Palmer Point Park Invasive Exotic Plant Roundup

Saturday, January 25: Robinson Preserve Planting

Saturday, February 1: South Lido Park Invasive Exotic Plant Roundup

Registration Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday, March 7: Whitaker Bayou Community Cleanup & Festival

Saturday, April 25: Bowlees Creek Island Volunteer Cleanup

Saturday, May 2: Sarasota County Seagrass Survey & Festival

Saturday, May 9: Perico Bayou Oyster Reef Workday

Citizen Science

Tea"-ming up with citizens and students to study carbon sequestration in coastal Manatee County, Florida

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.