Our Mission is to increase science-based environmental understanding, conservation and restoration through collaboration and public engagement in Southwest Florida.
New Project: Climate Council
The Climate Council will work collaboratively to advance regional understandings of climate change through science and education and to help translate those understandings into planning and projects. It will connect organizations working on climate issues to support information sharing and collaboration.
Featured Project: ((ecko)) ecotours
((ecko)) offers sustainable, curated, all-inclusive ecotours that showcase Gulf Coast Florida’s stunning natural diversity and fascinating cultural heritage, combining exploration, education, and relaxation while living up to stringent standards of environmental stewardship.
New Project: Phillippi Creek-Are You In?
Phillippi Creek - Are You In? is a watershed awareness campaign in the Phillippi Creek watershed, Sarasota, Florida. Local residents map their watershed location to learn how they're connected to the creek and what they can do to reduce their contribution to stormwater pollution. www.phllippicreek.org
Our natural environment is the foundation of our economy and quality of life. It cradles our health and safety, inspires outdoor sports and recreation, stirs our passions for art and culture, and renews and grounds us. Conserving and restoring our natural environment is foundational to safeguarding our home and our future.
The Council is our community's hub of environmental leadership. As a non-profit consortium of the leading science-based environmental non-profit and government organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, we are our community’s trusted environmental scientists, educators and natural resource managers.