The Natural Resources Department is responsible for managing over 30,000 acres of conservation properties in Manatee County. Places like Robinson Preserve, Duette Preserve, and Emerson Point Preserve are all maintained by this Department. Staff monitor air and water quality and enforce hazardous waste and mining regulations, providing for the protection of the County's natural resources. The Department also features monthly opportunities to enjoy and learn in Manatee County's preserves through a variety of classes, workshops, and volunteer workdays.
Preserves are open sunrise to sunset. Office hours are weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Thank you for visiting the Manatee County Natural Resources Department Facebook page. The purpose of this website is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors. The County’s intent is not to create a public forum, but to maintain a moderated online discussion directly relating to topics posted by the County that is appropriate for all citizens to read.
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