Local Wonders Part III

Local Wonders Part III

This year, we’ve been collecting stories and photos about the amazing sights and sounds you’ve experienced on Phillippi Creek. Here are some photos and stories from your Phillippi Creek friends and neighbors. “I was fishing from the Phillippi Creek park dock...
Red Bug Slough Restoration

Red Bug Slough Restoration

Over the past year, Sarasota County has been working hard to restore the native landscape at Red Bug Slough Preserve. If you’ve been out there recently, you’ve probably noticed some changes happening on the island in the middle of the slough. Last summer,...
More Canals than Venice, Italy

More Canals than Venice, Italy

Believe it or not, Phillippi Creek has over 100 miles of canals, which is more than the city of Venice, Italy. To uncover why there are so many of these man-made channels, we have to go back more than 100 years. Phillippi Creek watershed (in red) with its canals (in...
Historic Residents of Celery Fields

Historic Residents of Celery Fields

At the northeast end of the Phillippi Creek watershed lies the Celery Fields. Originally built to mitigate downstream flooding, the Celery Fields is now a renown birding and recreation destination. During the excavation of the ponds in the 1990s, several fossils were...
Local Wonders of Phillippi Creek

Local Wonders of Phillippi Creek

There is no other creek in Sarasota County quite like Phillippi. Not only is it Sarasota’s largest freshwater creek, but it’s also a bit of a local secret when it comes to wildlife, fishing, and recreational activities. Like a lot of places in Florida, it does...