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Anna Maria Island, FL
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Reel time seagrass

Seagrass: Rainforests of the sea

The seagrass meadows that surround Anna Maria Island are mostly hidden from view and are only exposed on extreme low tides during the full...
Perico Preserve

Preserving our nature legacy

Less than five miles from Anna Maria Island, Robinson Preserve, Perico Preserve and the Neal Preserve protect nearly 800 acres of prime estuarine habitat....
Dune vegetation destruction

Dune destruction sparks concerns

HOLMES BEACH - Work has temporarily stopped at 102 77th St. after the city was alerted to dune destruction on the Gulf-front site. Building Official...
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DeSoto National Memorial kayak tour

Take a peek at the bay side of DeSoto National Memorial - by kayak.
Egmont Key ruins in water

Erosion lands Egmont Key on preservation list

A local historical landmark has landed Egmont Key on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2017 “Florida’s 11 to Save” list. The small island located...
Loggerhead hatchling

Turtle Watch preps volunteers in spring training

HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is starting earlier and doing things differently this sea turtle season to safeguard...
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Earth Day cloudy, with silver lining

A few storm clouds are gathering over Earth Day this year, but there's a silver lining. Manatees The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downlisted manatees under...
underwater reef

Artificial reef to be built off Anna Maria Island

Manatee County commissioners will spend $60,000 to construct an artificial reef, Borden Reef, about 7 nautical miles southwest of Longboat Pass in the Gulf...
Florida Everglades

“Now or Neverglades” campaign to save Everglades

The Everglades earned the nickname “river of grass” because of the shallow water that courses through the sawgrass marshes and hammocks from the Kissimmee...