Public Stewardship

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

Bay-Friendly Landscaping mimics natural systems that recycle everything – water, debris and nutrients. By paying attention to climate, soil conditions and plant choices, Bay-Friendly Landscaping practices save money, conserve resources and reduce waste.

Bay-Friendly Landscaping is an approach to landscaping that makes it easy to enjoy a garden while reducing waste and conserving resources. Bay-Friendly gardens aren’t a mold you have to fit into; they offer endless opportunities, from backyard wildlife gardens and kitchen gardens to native plant communities.

Sarasota Bay Repair Kit

The Sarasota Bay Repair Kit was one of SBEP's early action projects in the early 1990s. The Kit illustrates how watershed residents can reduce their impacts on Sarasota Bay habitats by making small lifestyle changes such as choosing non-toxic household cleaners, planting rain gardens, and more.

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.