Funds needed for a good cause - Protecting our Bay






Distinguished Speaker, Larry Brand, PhD


"Red Tide and Blue/Green Algae, Causes, Human Impacts and Health Consequences"

  We protect our bay, our estuaries and our wetlands, challenging permits, development approvals, state actions and supporting environmental policies.

Our battle to protect our quality of life needs funding. We are fighting developers that make millions of dollars in profit by destroying our environment. We need your help to fund this fight.

This is where our money has been spent and where we need funds in the future:


Challenged Longbar  Pointe Development plans for marina and destruction of Sarasota Bay including the dredging of mangroves. Filed challenges to SWFMD and FDEP permits. Contested the County Approval of high rises and impacts to critical habitat along Sarasota Bay, violations of the Codes for development.


Challenged  Longbar Pointe mitigation bank , a ploy to destroy wetlands, sea grasses and mangroves in Sarasota Bay; an area known as the "Kitchen".  State approval is in appeal, Federal permit was rejected.


Challenged developer Pat Neal's permit to dredge mangroves and wetlands - successfully obtained a recommended order to deny permit -  Contested the City of Bradenton approval for violating their development rules allowing Neal to destroy wetlands for 4 building lots. Currently in the County courts. ACOE received inaccurate permit information for alternative site requirements, we provided comments to ACOE to insure the inaccurate information by Neal was known not to comply with federal permit requirements.


Filed Clean Water suit against St Petersburg and Gulfport for dumping sewage into waters of  Tampa Bay. St Petersburg settled achieving more protection for the environment, and improvements to their sewer collection system to prevent future sewer discharges to our bay waters. Gulfport settlement is expected.


Buy a ticket for the Brunch and or a raffle ticket. We will provide a great brunch, music, have auction items and update our community on important environmental issues

Tickets for Brunch only $60


Raffle tickets  $20.   Drawing will be at Brunch for the Bay




Brunch on the Bay is hosted by:


Suncoast Waterkeeper




Brunch Location:


Bradenton Yacht Club

4307 Snead Island Road

Palmetto, FL 34221


P: (941) 722-5936
F: (941) 723-6639



From the north - take I-275 south over the skyway bridge to U.S. 41.  Take exit #2 then south on Business 41 to Palmetto.  Turn west at Tenth Street (Snead Island Rd), about 3 miles to the humpback bridge. Our Club is immediately on the left.


From the south - take I-75 and exit on U.S. 301 at exit # 224.  Follow U.S. 301 South (West) to Palmetto.  Go straight at the light in Palmetto Center on Tenth St. and follow the directions above. 


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