Photo: Conservation Easement Palm Drive





1000 Reefs Challenge Kick Off


Dedication of 30 Bocilla Dr.

Our Newest Conservation Property


On Sunday, April 25, Island residents and guests met for the ribbon cutting ceremony of our newest conservation property at 30 Bocilla Drive. This is the 10th conservation property acquired by the Conservancy. The group then proceeded to the 181 Bocilla Dr. property where an information session about the Mini Reef Nursery Habitats was presented by Garrett Stuart (Captain Planet) of the Eco Presevation Project. Then Ocean Habitats Inc. began the installation of 20 minis reefs under the dock and walkway on this property. The purchase of these reefs was made possible by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota.

Barbara DeYulio and board members of the Conservancy cut the ribbon on the new property.


by July 4th!

Be a part of this amazing challenge. Have a reef (or a few) installed under your dock.
Don’t have a dock, no problem

you can still participate by sponsoring a reef!

Each reef can support reef life that is capable of filtering over 30,000 gallons of water per day and provides nursery habitats to help hundreds of native fish and crabs grow.

Reefs can be ordered for $297 each plus installation of $97 for the first one and $40 installation for additional reefs at the same dock plus tax. Installations of 10 or more on a dock could be free.

Reefs can be ordered through the Oceans Habitat, Inc. website.


For more information:
Call Linda Cotherman (941) 276-1140.
Or Barbara DeYulio (941) 830-4179.

Click here for more Mini Reef facts

This project is a non-profit effort and all funds go to the purchase and installations of the Mini Reefs.
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Sarasota
for making it possible to install 20 mini reefs at 181 Bocilla Dr. and to provide educational materials about the reefs
through their Community Impact Grant of $7.050.

Did You Know?

Bocilla Islands Conservancy has

published it's own children's book,

How the No, No, Gnome Forrest Came to Be.

The book in an introduction to

invasive plant species that change the

ecosystem and harm the environment.

It was written and illustrated by children

who love the island.

If you haven't purchased your copy,

or if you would like additional copies,

you can email your order to:


Books are $10 each.


Congratulations to the Conservancy for recently being awarded the following prestigious grants :

$7050 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota.
Dale and Patsy Hosman Foundation $5,000
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation $20,000
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