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.

Youth and Community Development

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Learn more about how Extension is helping youths explore and grow, and how we help build communities, through the following programs:

Two young boys practicing archery, 4H members.4-H

Provides experiential learning opportunities to area youth through the support of educators, volunteers, and community youth organizations with curricula, training and non-traditional activities focused on citizenship, healthy living, science, technology, engineering and math.


Smart design in a kitchen allowing a woman in a wheelchair to access everything.Community Development

Matches resources with challenges to foster organizational and community capacity for problem-solving and innovation.


Electric car plugged into public charging stationSustainability

Employs community programs, educational outreach, and government policy to help create and maintain a sustainable Sarasota County with thriving environmental, economic, and social conditions.


Two volunteers planting a gardenVolunteer

Creates ambassadors to the community and aids the Extension mission by delivering specialized training to select volunteers so they can assist agents and staff in key program areas.


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