Sarasota Bay is a highly productive estuary, but because of rapid population growth since the 1940’s and beyond, substantial negative impacts have occurred to the bay and it’s natural resources.
Certain measures have been having a significant beneficial impact for the restoration of Sarasota Bay, for example wastewater and stormwater treatment technologies. But furthering the restoration goals depends on each one of you making a difference.
Suggestions to get you started:
- Get involved in community plantings and exotic removal projects.
- Get involved in Adopt-a-Shore or community coastal cleanup projects to remove harmful marine debris from our waterways.
- Reduce, recycle and reuse paper, glass, aluminum and plastic materials.
- Learn about environmentally-friendly ways to landscape your Florida Yard so as to reduce stormwater runoff pollution from entering the bay.
Further information and assistance for environmental education:
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program: (941) 316-1999
Keep Sarasota Beautiful: (941) 955-8085
Keep Manatee Beautiful: (941) 364-4667
Florida Department of Environmental Protection: (941) 795-8272
Sarasota County Water Atlas: (813) 744-6100
Addresses of Longboat Key Bay Accesses:
|3490 Gulf of Mexico Drive||Parking available onsite|
|4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive||Parking available onsite|
|710 Gulf Bay Road||Parking available at Joan M. Durante Park|
|711 Gulf Bay Road||Parking available at Joan M. Durante Park|
|899 Broadway||No parking available|
|800 Russell Street||No parking available|
|755 Magnolia Road||Parking available onsite|
|6800 Longboat Drive South||No parking available|
|755 Linley Street||Parking available onsite|
|6930 Bayside Drive||No parking available|