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 Natural Resources

​Sarasota County monitors, protects and conserves its air, water and land with a focus on maintaining and improving its natural systems.

Our goal is to balance the needs of the environment with the desires of the public to use these natural resources. We strive to maintain good air quality, clean water and diverse habitats while providing appropriate public access.
To learn about upcoming nature events, visit the calendar of events.

 Upcoming Events

Monthly Rain Barrel Workshop and sales
Family bike adventures
Explore flatwoods to the tidal marsh
Beginning birding for families
In search of early blossoms with Denny and Al
Discover Blind Pass Beach to Bay Walk
Lemon Bay Conservancy nature walks at Wildflower Preserve

 Discover Natural Sarasota


Discover Natural Sarasota and the Wild in you with The Sarasota County Field Guide to Conservation Lands. User-friendly and field-ready, the guide includes useful information to help visitors enjoy the beautiful natural lands that help support a healthy and vibrant community. Discover...

  • The best opportunities to enjoy nature your way with ‘What Kind of Wild Are You?'.
  • Where you might see a Scrub-jay or bald eagle using the 'Notable Species' locator.
  • Useful information about specific conservation lands - directions, recreation opportunities, maps– to help plan your visit.
  • More of what Sarasota has to offer with ‘Other Places to Visit.’

 Natural Resources. . . Enjoy the Views.

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