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Now that hurricane season has arrived, should the area be threatened by a tropical storm or hurricane, Sarasota County Government will suspend publication of its regular e-newsletters and begin sharing important storm updates via a separate e-newsletter.
05/23/2018 11:15 AM
05/22/2018 3:07 PM
As summer approaches and trips to the beach become more frequent, Sarasota County is reminding all visitors and residents to keep light out of sight during sea turtle nesting season.
Sarasota County now has a transportation plan in place to assist residents with getting to a hurricane evacuation center if they do not have a means of transportation or cannot drive themselves.
Sarasota County is encouraging property owners, both year-round and seasonal, to sign up for the CodeRED alert notification system.
Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier has lifted the countywide recreational burn ban that was put in place on April 4.
As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the following: Turtle Beach, Venice Beach, Venice Fishing Pier Beach and Manasota Key Beach.
05/17/2018 4:30 PM
More than 100 volunteers took part in the fourth annual 2018 Seagrass Survey, an event that provided a hands-on opportunity to identify seagrass species and collect data for Sarasota County's Seagrass Monitoring Program.
It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Proctor/Wilkinson neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mid County Tax Collector Office at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 2.
Residents who are looking for inspiration and guidance on their next neighborhood project need look no further: Sarasota County has announced a series of "Neighborhood Stories" to do just that.
Residents and visitors are invited to ride Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) buses for free on Friday, April 20.
Sarasota County has issued an air advisory for elevated ozone levels and/or the potential for elevated ozone levels that fall within the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" category, per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national ambient air quality standards for public health.
Lee Hayes Byron has accepted a conditional offer to become the new director of Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability, it was announced Wednesday.
04/05/2018 8:46 AM
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze trolley by honoring the 250,000th passenger on Monday, April 9.
arasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier has issued a countywide recreational burn ban effective immediately due to the dry weather conditions and an increased chance of wildfires.
04/04/2018 12:47 PM
Sarasota County has added three publicly available electric vehicle charging stations at county facilities, as part of a comprehensive strategy to support the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage sustainable transportation choices.
03/23/2018 8:24 AM
Fitch Ratings recently affirmed an "AA+" credit rating for Sarasota County's utility system revenue and refunding bonds, indicating a healthy financial position and a stable outlook.
The best tasting drinking water can be found in Sarasota County.
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) is postponing the one-year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze service originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, due to expected inclement weather.