Protect and enjoy our creek: Are you in?

Join the Phillippi Creek Revival  Phillippi Creek is Sarasota Bay’s largest freshwater creek. It flows from humble headwaters at Sarasota’s renowned birding hotspot, the Celery Fields, meandering through reflective moments of old Florida, past sleepy suburban backyards, under frenetic commercial… read more

Snook Released to Phillippi Creek by Mote Scientists

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists released approximately 450 juvenile snook into Phillippi Creek on Tuesday, June 13, for ongoing studies of habitat-use patterns of these important sportfish. The fish were raised at Mote Aquaculture Research Park (MAP) and fitted with...

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Spread fun not fertilizer

Phillippi Creek flows through the heart of our neighborhoods and is our most important environmental asset.  In addition to its wildlife and aesthetic value, we use it to help control flooding. Many neighborhoods were built before Florida law required stormwater...

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Design your yard with nature

Does you home landscape work with natural Florida?  Our seasons are defined by long periods of draught followed by periods of frequent heavy downpours.  Conventional landscape designs encourage flow of rainwater offsite as quickly as possible, then require expensive...

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Plant trees – the creek will thank you

Everyone enjoys the cool shade of big trees on hot Florida days, but did you know trees significantly benefit Phillippi Creek by reducing stormwater runoff and flooding? There are more than 100 miles of neighborhood canals that collect polluted stormwater from yards...

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Join the Phillippi Creek Revival

Phillippi Creek is Sarasota Bay’s largest freshwater creek. It flows from humble headwaters at Sarasota’s renowned birding hotspot, the Celery Fields, meandering through reflective moments of old Florida, past sleepy suburban backyards, under frenetic commercial...

read more