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Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

Trails Master Plan

We have more than 800 miles of natural surface, blueway and paved trails that provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, and connect people to parks, town centers, activity centers and major destinations. 

One goal of Sarasota County is to develop and maintain a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system, which provides for an affordable balance of alternative transportation modes and safe, efficient intermodal transportation linkages; and respects the integrity of environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife habitat.
 
To accomplish this goal, the county must take a multimodal approach when planning the transportation systems serving the county. Planning for this is discussed in the Transit Development Plan, the recently adopted Sarasota Master Trail Plan and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

Legacy Trail, bikers riding the trail next to the old railroad tracks

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