Watershed Management Plans

Protecting and Restoring Sarasota Waters

A watershed is the area of land that contributes runoff to a lake, river, stream, wetland, estuary, or bay. A watershed management plan defines and addresses existing or future water quality problems from both point sources and nonpoint sources of pollutants. Experience over the past decade has shown that effective watershed management includes active participation from stakeholders, analysis and quantification of the specific causes and sources of water quality problems, identification of measurable water quality goals, and implementation of specific actions needed to solve those problems.

View management plans by clicking on their cover photos. In addition, you can view a map of projects recommended within these watershed plans by visiting the Watershed Plan Projects page.

Little Sarasota Bay (2012)

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Sarasota Bay (2012)

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Lemon Bay (2010)

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Roberts Bay (2010)

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Dona Bay (2007)

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