Preserves and Conservation Lands
The Resource Management Division is responsible for habitat and wildlife management and public access on nearly 30,000 acres of conserved public land. The division goal is to "conserve and protect" the natural resources in Manatee County utilizing adaptive management and minimal impact public access and utilization.
Manatee County Preserves Map
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Manatee County's preserves can host your next group event. From weddings and family reunions to birthday parties and group gatherings, the preserves can provide a unique natural setting for your next special event. Facilities include gazebos, pavilions, campsites, and more. read on Events and Rentals
Parks and Natural Resources monthly calendar of preserve events - check out the great free events happening in your preserves. The Parks and Natural Resources Department offers programs in environmental education, passive outdoor recreation, and volunteer stewardship. Most of the preserve programs are free to participants and are available for a variety of age levels. read on Calendar of Preserve Events