The Center for Sustainability and Conservation understands the importance of our natural resources.

These assets come with the responsibility to manage and protect them for current and future generations.

A good environment is good for the economy and a good economy is good for the environment. It is possible to balance both through education and preservation.


September 20, 2018

Algae: Area continues to receive state and federal funding to deal with algae

Both state and federal funding continue to come in as local governments attempt to fight the the impact that blue-green algae and red tide are having on the ecology and economy of Southwest Florida. Governor Rick Scott announced this week that an additional $4 million in grant funding has been made available through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for communities impacted by red tide and blue-green algae, bringing the total amount of grant funding […]
August 19, 2018

Scientists Developing New Ways to Fight ‘Red Tide’

A leading scientist says researchers in Florida are close to developing a way to control the algae known to cause deadly “red tide.” Michael Crosby heads the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, a leading research organization. A 10-month-old red tide has been killing ocean life along Florida’s southwestern coast. Huge numbers of dead fish have washed up on beaches from the city of Naples up to Tampa. Red tide can cause problems for humans […]
August 2, 2018

Some Florida residents say protected Gopher Tortoises may been wiped out by developers

Could Florida growth mean tough times for the rare tortoise? Stuart, Florida- Residents in scenic Stuart, Florida are mad and want answers. They think protected Gopher Tortoises might have been killed in a rush to build local hospital offices. In a public email obtained by the CFSC, Stephen Mayer, Senior Planner for the Stuart Development Department is “mortified” to learn of the possibility of over 20 tortoises found dead on the site. “They were obviously […]