Natural Resources

Parks and Natural Resources Department News

Manatee County Preserves

 

Environmental Protection Division

Environmental Protection Division

Duties of the Environmental Protection Division's oversight and regulatory programs are to monitor and protect air, surface water and groundwater quality in the County's watersheds, wetlands, and estuaries. read on Environmental Protection Division

Natural Resources Division

Natural Resources Division

The Natural Resources Division is responsible for maintaining and restoring the County's conservation properties, amounting to nearly 30,000 acres of natural land. read on Natural Resources Division

Programming, Volunteer and Education Division

Programming, Volunteer and Education Division

The Parks and Natural Resources Department's Programming, Volunteer and Education Division creates environmental education and recreational programs and provides volunteer stewardship opportunities within the County's natural lands. This Division is also responsible for the creation of educational and promotional material as well as grant acquisition and management. read on Programming, Volunteer and Education Division

About Natural Resources

About Natural Resources

As Manatee County’s conservation team, our department mission is to conserve and protect the area’s natural resources. We shall conserve these resources by establishing ourselves as pioneers of innovation, meeting the challenges of land management under the public’s trust and offering environmental education and stewardship opportunities that foster a conservation ethic and connection to nature in context with Manatee County’s heritage. We shall protect our natural resources through measurement and monitoring of our water, air, and mineral extraction practices in coordination with federal and state partners to uphold the rights of the public to clean water, clean air, and a sustainable quality of life. read on About Natural Resources

The Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance

The Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance

Help us prevent algal blooms, fish kills and poor water quality in our lakes, streams, rivers and bays.

read on The Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance