Vote Water
The Vote Water yard sign makes it clear that this isn't a partisan issue.

Vote Water

Insults to Florida’s environment point to the lack of political will to effect the changes that are necessary to preserve our environment and the economy it supports.  

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The Mayfly Project
Mentors in the May Fly Project introduce young anglers to fly fishing and conservation.

The Mayfly Project

    I discovered the Mayfly Project when a child therapist reached out to me to find a mentor for a young man in St. Petersburg. He, like so many young men…

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My Witness Statement
Mats of Lyngbya, a blue-green algae cover Sarasota Bay grass flats

My Witness Statement

I have never been more concerned than I am today and fear we may be near a point of no return. I truly believe that this rises to the level of a “moral obligation.”

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Selby Gardens ‛bioblitzes’ the Sister Keys
The 'bioblitzers' take a break with the support of a Sister Keys mangrove. – Submitted Photo

Selby Gardens ‛bioblitzes’ the Sister Keys

By Rusty Chinnis - May 30, 2021 I’ve always been a big fan of Sarasota’s Selby Gardens and the work it does in the community and beyond. As a member, I stop…

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How and Why to Release Fish Alive
Captain John Kipp prepares to release a tarpon after reviving it in the water next to the boat. - Rusty Chinnis | Sun

How and Why to Release Fish Alive

By Rusty Chinnis - May 24, 2021 Catch and release used to be a relatively new concept in sport fishing, one that recognized that fish populations are vulnerable and not the endless…

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Covid-Safe Sister Keys Clean Up
Native species were planted on upland area of the Sister Keys, created with the material dredged to create the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in the late 1800s. The islands are one of the best examples of a thriving native marine environment in coastal Florida.

Covid-Safe Sister Keys Clean Up

By Rusty Chinnis Suncoast Waterkeeper is teaming up with Sarasota Bay Watch this year when they conduct their Annual Sister Keys Clean up on Saturday, March 6. The event is…

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