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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...read more
Spanning the width of Phillippi Creek — like the backbone of some long-extinct concrete dinosaur, the dam behind the Southgate Community Center ensnares floating logs and vegetation, slows waters and allows waterborne sediments to settle around it. Originally operated...read more
8/13/2017 Update: What a successfull event! Thank you to everyone who came out to Orchid Oaks Preserve and South Gate Community Center on August 12th to help restore Phillippi Creek. A total of 64 volunteers participated in picking up trash, removing exotic or...read more
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...read more
Come out this Saturday 10 AM - NOON and Meet the Creek! Join neighbors to learn how to protect and enjoy Phillippi Creek -- our neighborhood's hidden asset. LOCATION: Southgate Community Center - 3145 Southgate Cir, Sarasota, FL 34239 Presentation Schedule 10:05 and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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