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Rye Campground Closed June-August

The last weekend of camping at Rye for the season will be Memorial Day Weekend- 5/24- 5/26

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
14Jun
Summer Game Nights at the Nest
6:30PM - 8:30PMRobinson Preserve
15Jun
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
18Jun
Escape the NEST
10:00AM - 2:00PMRobinson Preserve
19Jun
Wildlife Spotlight: Fungus and Lichen
9:00AM - 10:00AMJohnson Preserve
20Jun
Seashell Shore Walk
9:00AM - 10:30AMCoquina Beach South
20Jun
Bay ROVers: Underwater Robotics Course
1:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson Preserve
21Jun
Bay ROVers: Underwater Robotics Course
1:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson Preserve
22Jun
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
27Jun
Bay ROVers: Underwater Robotics Course
1:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson Preserve
28Jun
Bay ROVers: Underwater Robotics Course
1:00PM - 5:00PMRobinson Preserve
29Jun
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
05Jul
Jay Watch
7:00AM - 12:00PMDuette Preserve
05Jul
Summer Game Nights at the Nest
6:30PM - 8:30PMRobinson Preserve
06Jul
Jay Watch
7:00AM - 12:00PMDuette Preserve
06Jul
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
07Jul
Jay Watch
7:00AM - 12:00PMDuette Preserve
08Jul
Sunset Tai Chi at the NEST
6:30PM - 7:30PMRobinson Preserve
11Jul
Seashell Shore Walk
9:00AM - 10:30AMCoquina Beach South
12Jul
Library Learning: Explore the Shore
10:00AM - 11:00AMPalmetto Branch Library
12Jul
Escape the NEST
10:00AM - 2:00PMRobinson Preserve
12Jul
Summer Game Nights at the Nest
6:30PM - 8:30PMRobinson Preserve
13Jul
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
17Jul
Library Learning: Explore our Waterways
2:00PM - 3:00PMLakewood Ranch Library
20Jul
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve
27Jul
Saturday Mornings at the NEST
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve

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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