Sarasota Bay Watch
Sarasota Bay Watch is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to protecting and restoring Sarasota Bay's ecosystem through community education and citizen participation
Sarasota Bay Watch is a grass-roots, non-profit, citizen-based organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay’s ecosystem through education and citizen participation. You can become an active participant by joining as a member and volunteering in Sarasota Bay Watch’s on-going effort to protect and restore this valuable natural resource.
Scallop Restoration Project in Sarasota Bay
The community is involved in fundraising, and participating in scallop searches, pre-release dive assessments of release locations, scallop releases and follow-up data collection. High school students have been involved in the construction of scallop spat collectors to support scientific monitoring. Businesses provide sponsorship of annual releases and donations of money as well as goods/services for auction at fundraisers. SBW works hand in glove with Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute to plan and implement scallop releases and data collection.See more