Discover the "nasty nine" top threats to our local waters.  Learn about the science behind them from Dr. Tracy Fanara, a.k.a.  Inspector Planet, and from short films provided by Sarasota based Youth Making Ripples.

Coral breakthroughs, blue holes, living shorelines, sea turtles and preservation!  Learn what organizations along the Florida Gulf Coast are doing to protect our Hope Spot and the species that rely on it.

What can you do to protect our Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot?  Activities on land can directly affect the health of our waters.  Learn how you can help.

Participate in these educational and fun activities to learn more about the Florida Gulf Cost Hope Spot and the species within it.  Qualify to win ocean-friendly prizes!

Ocean-friendly raffle items and prizes are provided by O.N.E. and The Fishes Wishes.  Check them out!

October of 2020 marked the  one year anniversary of the launch of the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot!  Click on the links below to see recordings of our main events with Dr. Sylvia Earle and experts from local ocean organizations.