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

Pet Waste

Phillippi Creek is an urban waterway. During a storm event, rainwater will run off 56 square miles of backyards, neighborhood streets, shopping centers, and parks to collect in the creek. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of...

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Celery Fields at the Head of the Creek

History Celery Fields has seen a lot of activity come and go over the years. The area, now known for its wetlands, birds, and winding trails around “Mount Sarasota”, used to be home to mammoths and mastodons that relied on its large lake, located where the...

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October 28 Paddle Cleanup of Phillippi Creek

Volunteer the morning of October 28th to paddle Phillippi Creek with us! We are seeking community leaders, students, aquaholics, and do-gooders alike to join Keep Sarasota County Beautiful and Sarasota County Stormwater Science and Outreach team to help with a cleanup...

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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