Environment

Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida

Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida is a non-profit Confederation of organizations, corporations, groups, business entities, Governmental agencies, and individuals devoted to the general purposes of conservation of the natural resources of Florida. Specifically, the corporate purposes are to conserve, maintain, and protect the air, water, soil, wildlife, historic and architecturally significant structures, flora and fauna, […]


Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works to protect the environmental character, biodiversity and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and watersheds of Florida ’s Gulf Coast by: Holding easements and owning nature preserves Educating for responsible stewardship Collaborating with individuals, organization and communities Together with their members, the Conservation Foundation of […]


Friends of Sarasota County Parks

The Friends of Sarasota County Parks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of parks in Sarasota County. Their mission: To build a partnership between the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation system and the community. To coordinate and bridge efforts with other like minded community organizations. To advocate for quality services and facilities for […]


Keep Sarasota Beautiful

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful is a county-wide program with a mission to enhance and promote public interest and participation in the general improvement of the environment throughout Sarasota County. This is done through education, cleanup programs, recycling and other methods of reducing solid waste. Keep Sarasota Beautiful is always looking for teen volunteers!


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Gardens’ role is to provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes. They believe that as you visit the Gardens, you will take away a better understanding and greater appreciation of plants and their value in our lives. Selby welcomes teens to volunteer for […]


People For Trees, Inc

People for Trees, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that began from a grassroots effort by people who were concerned about the blatant destruction of our mature, native tree canopy when development occurs. They promote the value and importance of maintaining and protecting a healthy native tree canopy through education, programs, and tree planting/Florida-friendly gardening […]


Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the region’s most important natural asset – Sarasota Bay. The program strives to improve water quality, increase habitat and enhance the area’s natural resources for the use and enjoyment by the public. Bay Guardian Volunteers participate in Saturday events, approximately 6 times a year between Sarasota and […]


Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota

The Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes associated with the propagation, cultivation, selection, improvement or enhancement of superior cultivars of tropical fruits, and the distribution of tropical fruit trees and the associated knowledge necessary for their successful cultivation and harvest, for the benefit of mankind. The Tropical […]