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We take great pride in offering a vast array of programs and activities throughout Manatee County, which promote our mission of health for the community and environment.

Manatee County's Preserves

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
02Oct
Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC) Meeting
6:00PM - 7:30PMManatee Room, 5th floor of the Administration Building; 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
04Oct
Soar in 4 Family Night
5:30PM - 7:00PMThe Bishop Museum
05Oct
Trail Team Thursday
8:00AM - 11:00AMLeffis Key Preserve
07Oct
Cortez Nautical Flea Market
8:00AM - 12:00PMFlorida Maritime Museum
07Oct
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
07Oct
Youth Archery Session 1
9:00AM - 10:00AMRye Preserve
07Oct
Youth Archery Session 2
10:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve
09Oct
Sunset Tai Chi at the NEST
6:30PM - 7:30PMRobinson Preserve
10Oct
Rye Nature Center Spruce-Up: Part 1
8:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve
11Oct
Library Learning: Batty Tales
10:15AM - 11:00AMBraden River Library
12Oct
Rye Nature Center Spruce-Up: Part 2
8:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve
12Oct
Creature Feature: Orb Weaver Spider
10:00AM - 12:00PMNeal Preserve
14Oct
Duette Wagon Tour:Fall Wildflowers
8:30AM - 12:30PMDuette Preserve
14Oct
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
14Oct
Solar Eclipse Watch Party
11:30AM - 3:00PMRobinson Preserve
17Oct
Seashell Shore Walk
9:00AM - 10:30AMCoquina Beach South
19Oct
TreeTots: Night Nature
10:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve
19Oct
Living with Alligators
6:00PM - 7:00PMRobinson Preserve
20Oct
Tall Tail Tribe: Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles - Oh My!
10:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve
20Oct
Homeschool Science Club: Spooky Science
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve
21Oct
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
21Oct
Families Flock Together: Saltwater Fishing Clinic
10:00AM - 1:00PMEmerson Point Preserve
21Oct
Starry Night Astronomy
7:00PM - 10:00PMRobinson Preserve
24Oct
Wildlife Spotlight: Bats
6:30PM - 8:00PMRobinson Preserve
25Oct
Explore Nature: Tower Talk
9:30AM - 11:30AMRobinson Preserve
26Oct
Green Explorers: Creepy Senses
10:00AM - 12:00PMPerico
26Oct
Homeschool Bio Lab: Soil Science
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve
27Oct
Oyster Shell Drilling for Vertical Oyster Gardens
8:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve
27Oct
EcoFlora Bioblitz
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
27Oct
Nature Tales: Nocturnal Fliers
10:00AM - 11:00AMConservatory Park
27Oct
Homeschool Science Club: Spooky Science
10:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve
28Oct
Sunrise Paddle Robinson Preserve
6:30AM - 8:30AMRobinson Preserve
28Oct
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
06Nov
Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC) Meeting
6:00PM - 7:30PMManatee Room, 5th floor of the Administration Building; 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Artificial Reefs

Manatee County has been involved in reef construction since the late 1960’s and currently has 13 artificial reefs. Explore the Manatee County Artificial Reef Atlas to see photos, videos, and maps of our reefs.

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