Phillippi Creek Paddle Cleanup

Phillippi Creek Paddle Cleanup

Saturday, February 16, 2019 Phillippi Estate Park 5500 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and professional guide Brad Tanner for a paddle tour and volunteer cleanup of lower Phillippi Creek. Phillippi Creek delivers...
Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Phillippi Creek, like all other rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans around the world, is experiencing the widespread problem of plastic pollution. This problem sometimes looks like an empty bottle floating around, but more often than not, it involves tiny pieces of...
How to Build a Rain Garden or Bioswale

How to Build a Rain Garden or Bioswale

Much of the development around Phillippi Creek was built during a time when driveways, parking lots, and roads were all designed to get rainwater off the land as fast as possible. Unfortunately, this kind of design is not feasible long term, especially when most...
Healthy Bays & Beaches Start with Clean Creeks

Healthy Bays & Beaches Start with Clean Creeks

Every late Spring and early Summer, Florida receives the “first rains” that officially carry us into the wet summer season. Unfortunately, those rains also carry an enormous amount of pollution into our creeks, bays, and the Gulf. During recent rains, four beaches in...
Florida Friendly Foliage

Florida Friendly Foliage

Spring is here, or so it seems. The weather is warming and plants seem to be picking up on cues to start blooming. Now is a great time to take stock of your yard or garden before the heat of the summer sets in. Having trees and shrubs around your house not only adds...