The central mission of the water resources program is to bring information about the water cycle to the forefront of all water discussions in order to engage citizens and train leaders to address the water quantity and quality issues affecting Sarasota County.
THE WATER CYCLE CONNECTS US
The water cycle connects us, not only to one another but to animals, plants, and people across Florida. We are connected to our streams and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our regional and statewide neighbors by our surface and groundwater supplies, and to our neighborhood ponds and lakes by our yards and streets. Understanding the power of the water cycle to connect and unite individuals may inspire each to take action with the hope that their neighbors will do the same. It is through individual action that a conservation ethic grows, an ethic that is necessary to sustain and protect our water supply and preserve our quality of life.
Four programs will aid in this central mission:
- Water Conservation – Learn how to contribute to the growing water conservation ethic in Sarasota County
- Florida Microplastics Awareness Project – Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can wreak havoc on the ocean food web and harm human health; view our Sarasota County microplastic infographic to learn more about the local situation
- Florida Waters Stewardship Program – Join the growing list of stewards making a difference for water in our community
- Drink Local – This program is under development