Sarasota Bay Watch Inc
Bay Preserve
331 Palmetto Avenue
Osprey FL 34229
Mission
Sarasota Bay Watch is a grass-roots, non-profit, citizen-based organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay's ecosystem through education and citizen participation.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Capt. Rusty Chinnis
Board Chair Affiliation Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc.
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization Sarasota Bay Watch
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2008
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2015
State Registration Yes Aug 2018
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $37,000.00
Projected Expenses $51,000.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Sarasota Bay Watch and its volunteers donated well over 2500 hours in 2013 to restore and protect our waterways and marine life. Volunteers also removed over 2 miles (!) of fishing line from local waterway bird rookeries and rescued live entangled birds.

SBW sponsored 7 volunteer-based events during 2013.  In addition to engaging the community with events like the 6thAnnual Scallop Search, the 5thAnnual Sister Keys Cleanup and the Scallop Nursery Cleanup, SBW partnered with Pineview School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School, and Sarasota CREW students.

Additionally, SBW’s second year of our 10 year Scallop Restoration Project successfully released approximately 26 million scallop larvae and over 100,000 juvenile scallops in Manatee and Sarasota county bay waters, bringing the cumulative project release total to approximately 54 million scallops larvae.  These results were funded entirely by our local community through our Scallopalooza fundraiser, which raised $25,000 for scallop restoration in 2013.

SBW’s art exhibit “Gulf Coast Heritage: At The Intersection Of Art And Local History” opened at the Conservation Foundation and can be seen at various local venues through 2014.

SBW continues to build and expand partnerships with stakeholders like Mote Marine Laboratory, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Selby Gardens, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Longboat Key Garden Club, Sarasota Yacht Club, Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Audubon, Save Our Seabirds, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Maritime Museum, Sarasota County, Manatee County, New College, Pineviw School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School, and Sarasota CREW.

Top Goals for 2014
 
1. Raise funds to continue our long term scallop restoration project;
 
2. Create a self-directed learning center about marine environmental issues, Florida heritage and land preservation on the Bay Preserve campus.   
 
3. Reach out to additional schools and engage more students.
Needs Statement
  1. SBW's web site must be completely overhauled.  It has lost functionality (e.g. membership sign-up/renewal not longer works) and is built on an out-of-date platform. Web site experts estimate that it will require $4,500 to build a new site.
  2. Program Coordinator salary.  $20,000 will provide a part-time Program Coordinator.  This critical capacity enables SBW to leverage funds and enthusiastic volunteers across an array of community events and activities to help our marine environment.
  3. $1,500 - for 4th Annual high school student-led waterway island cleanup events.  These events build leadership and cultivate conservation and volunteerism in our communities young adults.
  4. $3,000 - 6th Annual Sister Keys Cleanup and 4th Annual Monofilament Cleanup. The community comes out every year to remove trash and debris from Sister Keys and monofilament hazards from critical roosting areas around the bay.  It is great for families and people of all ages who want to help restore and preserve our natural treasures.
  5. $2,500 - 7th Annual Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search.  Community volunteers donate time and boats to canvass the bay to generate an annual survey of scallop populations. 
Background Statement
Because our bay and waterways as the engine of the local economy and the crown jewel of the regional environment, SBW recognizes the importance of public participation, community outreach, and environmental education in preserving and protecting natural assets.

SBW develops and sponsors programs that engage many age groups and demographic segments, from grade school students to active retirees, and everyone in between. 

Over the last 6 years SBW has sponsored dozens of environmental management and restoration events on a variety of scales.  This sort of hands-on community participation instills a sense of environmental stewardship that lasts a lifetime.  Experiences on the bay and its islands give students leadership and team building opportunities, families a sense of unity, and citizens volunteers a sense of purpose.
 
SBW is proud to have created the local scallop restoration project, which now boasts Mote Marine, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and Florida's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute as restoration partners.  There is discussion of expanding this effort to a regional scope. 

SBW's established track record of meaningful events and projects is driven by a clear vision and simple mission: To restore and protect the bay through education and community participation.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Environment
Secondary Org Type Environment
Tertiary Org Type Education
Keywords
environment, Sarasota Bay, ecosystem, citizen participation, environmental education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Sarasota Bay Watch, its donors and volunteers are committed sponsoring events and projects that both engage our community and enhance the habitat and water quality of the Bay.  
 
In August 2008 SBW held its first "Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search." The organization’s scope grew as it sponsored events that cleaned trash from local islands, fishing line from bird rookeries, and a second Scallop Search. These community events forged partnerships with Mote Marine Laboratory, the Town of Longboat Key, the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, the Longboat Key Garden Club, Florida Audubon, The Longboat Key Club, Tampa Bay Watch and others.  
                 
More recently SBW created capacity and funding to enable a full-scale, long-term commitment to restoring scallops in the Bay.  Through a partnership with the Sarasota Yacht Club, SBW raised over $40,000 in  for scallop restoration at the Annual "Scallopalooza" Scallop Restoration Fundraiser.  To date Sarasota Bay Watch, and its volunteers and partners, have release approximately 54 million scallops into the bay in an effort to help re-establish stable and self-sustaining populations.
 
Our outreach to the community has expanded with education partnerships with local high schools.  These efforts have raised awareness, energized people, and motivated them to "get out and get their feet wet" to enhance the health of the bay.  It has also created leadership and team building opportunities to help develop tomorrow's environmental leaders.
  
We continue to engage the community on many levels and in many ways.  For example, in 2013 SBW created a art exhibit featuring artists impressions during the 1940's and 19502 of coastal life in Old Florida. The exhibit "Gulf Coast Heritage: At The Intersection Of Art and Local History" opened at the Conservation Foundation and will be at local venues throughout 2014.  
 
Please help us maintain and expand our grass-roots programs to restore and protect our waterways through community participation.  
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Our community has the passion, commitment and resources to achieve lofty goals.  Sarasota Bay Watch serves as a catalyst to action, and a crucible that brings together our community's collective energy on discreet projects with tangible outcomes in and around the bay.   We welcome your involvement, and we will work with you to ensure that your support achieves important, measurable outcomes. 

Sarasota Bay Watch lives by the phrase "A Healthy Bay Is Everybody's Business" and advocates for awareness and involvement across all sectors of our community.  Sarasota Bay Watch's touchstone is collaboration and partnership.  

Sarasota Bay Watch seeks to promote environmental education and public awareness that instills a sense of stewardship in donors and volunteers who come out with us during our events.  SBW's restoration efforts aim to bring back key species and inspire others to help restore and protect our great natural resource.
Programs
Description Despite advances in water clarity, water quality and sea grass coverage, bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) have, for all practical purposes, remained locally extinct.  Local residents still remember a time, perhaps 30-50 years ago, when scallops were plentiful, and a signature species of Sarasota Bay.  While local, state, and national agencies have studied the problem, and have demonstrated the viability of scallop restoration, no large-scale effort has been mounted.  SBW intends to mount such an effort, and has taken the first steps, seeding 4 million scallop spat over the seagrass beds of Sarasota Bay, with another such release scheduled for spring of 2012.  Similarly, oysters are a signature species, which because of siltation and changes in hydrology, often cannot get a toehold because they need hard substrate in order to attach, and/or cannot adapt to extremes of salinity caused by runoff.
Budget $70,000
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified US& International Other Named Groups
Short Term Success Short-term success will be measured during SBW's annual Great Scallop Search, in a gradual increase of total animals counted by our trained volunteers.  There will probably not be any identifiable increase noted for two years, which seems to have been the pattern in smaller-scale restoration experiments conducted in other locales. We will attempt to swim transects over the places where we release scallop spat, but most researchers tell us that no one knows where scallops go as they are young and most vulnerable to predation.  we would like to answer that question as an adjunct to measuring program success.
Long Term Success Restoration of Bay Scallops within the confines of Sarasota Bay will probably require ten years of effort, and many partners.  Further, because the brief life cycle of the animal makes them vulnerable to short-term phenomena, e.g. fresh water pulses, red tide, a population that is truly self-sustaining will have to be regional, requiring a Bay Scallop Alliance.  SBW envisions taking a leadership role in the establishment of just such a coalition on the west coast of Florida.
Program Success Monitoring SBW will self-monitor, through its own Great Scallop Search and other forms of monitoring, e.g. swimming specific transects at other times of year.  We will be establishing an Advisory Committee comprised of scientists and members of the community, to help develop a consistent release protocol that can be used by other groups in other locales, as the regional approach comes on line.  In the event that a recovery proves more elusive, new methods will have to be applied.
Program Success Examples At some point, it is hoped that the scientific community and various agencies will recognize that there is a self-sustaining population of bay scallops in the Bay, and then in the region.  Then there will be a debate about whether or not, and when to open a recreational harvest.  We believe that program success might be measured in a hot plate of Sarasota Bay scallops in white sauce over a mound of linguine.  Such sanguine visions aside, the program must have an educational campaign attached, to alert the area's citizenry to the fragility of the species' tenuous hold on existence, and the deleterious impacts of poaching.
Description Most of the spoil islands of Sarasota Bay have become visual assets, with recreational and educational potential that remains unrealized.  They protect extensive grass beds, and provide shelter for a myriad of birds and other wildlife.  In most cases, the islands have been overwhelmed by exotic and invasive non-native plants.  The goal of this initiative, as seen in many SBW events of the past four years, has been, and will remain, regular events, anticipated by the community, to remove the exotics and encourage the native plants to return, keep shorelines free of debris and promote mangrove growth.   SBW’s adoption of Sister Keys and focus on Skier’s Island are just a start.  While mainland and barrier island shorelines are often maintained by homeowners, municipalities, state, county, and garden clubs, the spoil islands have far fewer stewards, notably the Parrotheads and Sarasota Parks and Rec.  Sarasota Bay Watch will address that need.
Budget $42,000
Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Families K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Short-term success will be measured by increased organizational program capacity, by increases in volunteer participants, by additional partnerships with schools and other institutions, e.g. retirement communities, the hospitality industry, eco-tour operators, and by additional islands or aquatic habitat areas included in the program.
Long Term Success There may be several ways to measure the success of this program long-term, medium-term and short-term.  In the long term, we envision an Island Park system in Sarasota Bay, with State or County (or joint) ownership and oversight, volunteer organization adopt-an-island programs, such as ours, to help clean shorelines and litter, empty trash receptacles and remove invasive species.  There would be interpretive displays explaining the origins of spoil islands and natural islands, and beaches for boat landings, including regularly scheduled boat trips for public access.  Medium-term, we will continue our adopt-an-island stewardship initiative, to clean shorelines and remove invasives, one island at a time, attempting to bring new island partners into the program.  Seagrass prop-scar restoration and shoreline cord-grass restoration will be measured in linear feet of area threated, and of area still covered in X years time (varies per location and species).
Program Success Monitoring SBW will self-monitor, with support from its technical advisory board.  Prop scars will be surveyed and measured, cordgrass shorelines will be measured and recorded, then vegetation assessed for growth and viability.  The overall number and condition of adopted islands will be assessed anecdotally and subjectively, augmented by surveys as needed.
Program Success Examples The Sister Keys, part-natural and part-spoil islands lying in the Bay to the east of northern Longboat Key, have been the subject of SBW cleanups two years running, and pursuant to their formal adoption by SBW, will be cleaned again this year and regularly monitored.  There are some small Australian Pines trying to re-colonize the islands, and they will be removed.  There are some healthy oyster beds naturally recruiting, and at some point SBW's Species restoration will assess the viability of encouraging their expansion.  Native plant species on the islands are surviving well, and there is little sign of vandalism or other destructive activity.  The built tidal wetland is scattered with scallop shells, indication that a healthy population of scallops and predators, such as raccoons, crabs and birds may establish itself in time.  SBW's technical advisory board will assist in evaluating the degree of ecological health achieved on the Sister Keys.
Description
There is a compelling need to engage students on environmental issues, to raise environmental awareness, provide activities to interact with the environment and create opportunities for environmental leadership.   With donor and foundation support, Sarasota Bay Watch will develop and deliver environmental education programs using the Sarasota Bay watershed to showcase broader issues, through a combination of in-class visits, field trips and experiential education.  Partnerships will be started and maintained with area colleges, and interns invited to participate at all levels.  Adult education will be an important part of SBW’s education programming.  Teacher training is an important need, as teachers must continually upgrade their knowledge base and skill sets. SBW will develop programs for families that build upon the relationships established with teachers and their classes, in partnership with the hospitality industry, and for an increasingly active retirement community.
 

Budget $70,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success In the short term, success will be measured by the numbers of people exposed to SBW's education programming, and by the responses to evaluation forms.  Goals will be set for percentage of target populations served each year, and progress toward those goals will be an important measure.
Long Term Success By delivering a wide range of environmental education programs focused on Sarasota Bay to audiences from grammar school through retirement, Sarasota Bay Watch will be creating a constituency that cares for the Bay and its ecosystem.  It may prove difficult to translate thousands of people served into electoral or policy support for water quality or species restoration initiatives.  Other organizations have conducted public opinion surveys, at great cost, asking respondents to identify the experiences that most added to their attitudes toward the Bay environment.  Evaluation sheets will be provided to educators accompanying students and to adults served, soliciting critical analysis and suggestions for improvement.  Many agencies and groups will be providing education programs concurrently with SBW, and it is our belief that there should be a consortium for environmental education in the region.
Program Success Monitoring In partnership with adults, retirees, and teachers, SBW will develop instruments for measuring success.  These may include journal entries, essay exams, conventional tests, classroom discussion, followed by impressionistic assessments from teachers and other adult participants.  If, in fact, a consortium can be created, that group should include objective monitoring among its functions.
Program Success Examples Programs are in the planning stage at this point, and we regret that we cannot cite specific examples at this time.
Description Envisioning a Bay teeming with fish and other marine wildlife, one critical ecosystem function must be restored as a prerequisite: nursery refuge habitat. Much of the Bay shoreline has been disturbed or built-out (hardened), displacing native mangrove nursery habitat. Living shoreline and living seawalls will attract and shelter juvenile fish, crustaceans and mollusks, as well as beneficial grasses, alga and a variety of reef organisms. Design of living seawalls may lend itself to a competition, tapping into the creativity of the area’s colleges, marine experts, contractors, and interested community members. SBW’s focus will be on ways to improve the nursery functions of artificial reefs, and promote wider distribution. Getting living seawalls permitted and written into building codes will be a major accomplishment following the design phase. Public acceptance will require extensive work with homeowners and neighborhood associations.
Budget $48,000
Category Environment, General/Other Marine Conservation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success
Design process:  Involvement by area (or beyond area) colleges, individuals, agencies, architects, civic groups.  
 
Permitting:  Understanding the regulatory obstacles to construction and/or installation of projects.  Changing codes and statute where practical or necessary.
 
Construction contracted:  Number of projects initiated, completed
 
Performance:  results of annual assessments of project physical condition, species present, owner satisfaction, attitudes of neighbors, friends.
Long Term Success
Progress will be measured both by the number of enhanced reef and living shoreline installations we are directly or indirectly involved with, but also in the overall impact on species recruitment viability.  The number of projects will be relatively easy to track, but nursery functions will have to be tested through long-term sampling, starting with baselines determined before a given project is built.  This points toward an ongoing partnership with a marine sciences department at one of the area colleges (e.g. New College) or with Mote Marine.  In our opinion, there are too many variables to allow for testing our installations' effects upon systemwide recruitment.  On-site sampling will tell a more credible story.
 
Any clearly superior designs will be the subject of an outreach campaign and a determined effort to promote widespread use, whether retrofitting or new construction.
Program Success Monitoring Different designs will be piloted: seawalls, reef objects, oyster planting substrates, etc.  Metrics for evaluation will include resistance to wind and wave action, marine growth present, number of species, relative abundance of species.  Sampling and evaluation protocols to be developed by research partner(s).
Program Success Examples Sarasota Bay Watch is responsible for a number of balls in an existing reef.  At last inspection, they were acquiring marine growth at a rate comparable with the others nearby.  No measurements were taken of fish or other species.  There is, at this time, no established program, and no established evaluation protocol.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
These programs are important for at least 5 reasons:
1. They directly improve the health and quality of the bay from an environmental point of view;
2. They enhance the economic value of the bay;
3. They provide events and projects that individuals, businesses and organization can participate in, which develops a sense of stewardship for the environment and enhances our sense of community;
4. They create a wide range of community outreach and educational opportunities; and
5. No other organization is undertaking this range and scope programs. 
 
I firmly believe that these programs have the potential to improve our marine resources and transform the way residents and visitors alike view our waterways.  
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email larrystults@aol.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 1
Volunteers 200
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
Sarasota Bay Watch collaborates with other organizations whenever possible.  SBW has collaborations and other cooperative relationships with the following organizations:
 
Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota County
Manatee County 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
New College or Florida
Audubon Society
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Sarasota Yacht Club
Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Town of Longboat Key
Riverview High School
Sarasota High School
Pineview School
Sarasota CREW 
The Carefree Learner
Bay Shellfish Company 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Capt. Rusty Chinnis
Company Affiliation Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc.
Board Term May 2010 to May 2014
Board Chair Email rustychinnis@comcast.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jeffrey Birnbach Sylint Group. Inc.
Ed Chiles The Chiles Group, Inc.
Capt. Rusty Chinnis Rusty Chinnis, Contractor
Dr. Michael Crosby Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.
Pepper Dietz Sarasota County Fire Department
Delainey Dietz Student
Al Jeffery Scuba Quest
Zachary Jordan Student
Steven Martin Tijuana Flats
Caroline McKeon Florida Journeys Communications, Inc.
Dr. Larry Stults Community Volunteer
Steve Traves AMI Outfitters
Capt. Jonnie Walker BayWalker Fishing Charters
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 65
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 50
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 91
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Executive
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Sarasota Bay Watch's Board is a working board of that meets monthly to deal with both strategic planing, such as program development and long range fundraising, as well as near term executive matters items such as program administration, Board nominations and budget planning.  Many of SBW's Board member are also organizing volunteers for events and projects held throughout the year.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2013
Fiscal Year Ends 2014
Projected Revenue $37,000.00
Projected Expenses $51,000.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
IRS Form 990s
990-EZ2012
990-N2011
990-EZ2010
990-EZ2009
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$12,438$0$3,697
Administration Expense$26,800$14,454$15,888
Fundraising Expense$0$936$4,867
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.583.100.25
Program Expense/Total Expenses32%0%15%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%80%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$29,599$46,071$14,678
Current Assets$29,599$46,071$13,998
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$29,599$46,071$14,678
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $20,186Foundation Programs $39,000Contributions, gifts, grants $6,077
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,500Contributions, gifts, grants $5,0220 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $75Membership Dues $1,4100 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Sarasota Bay Watch is a homegrown local environmental nonprofit, enjoying deep roots in the community grounded in volunteerism and action-oriented events. 
 
SBW is able to put donor dollars directly back into the bay, leveraged many times over through volunteerism, with added intangible benefits such as building a sense of community, raising environmental awareness levels, connecting with students, and combining education with doing. 
 
SBW is, in many ways, a virtual organization:  our physical address and basic administrative needs are hosted by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Board meetings are hosted by Mote Marine Laboratory and we connect with the community through our website and active Facebook dialogs.
 
Sarasota Bay is a vital economic engine for the region, and Sarasota Bay Watch combines the elements of economic importance with environmental quality.  The group's motto:  "A Healthy Bay is Everyone's Business," describes SBW's ability to strike a balance between environment and economy, and work for both. 
 
Through the community's financial support and volunteer participation, we are able to "Repay the Bay" year after year.  Please join us.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization's gross receipts are less than $25,000 and the 990-N filed with the IRS does not provide financial information.  The organization has filed Federal 990-EZs for tax years 2009, 2010 and 2012.  Financial information for the period 4/1/10-3/31/11 was taken from compilations.
Nonprofit Sarasota Bay Watch Inc
Address Bay Preserve
331 Palmetto Avenue
Osprey, FL 34229
Primary Phone 941 918-2700

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