Five ways you can help keep the Bradenton Area as pristine and pure as it is today for generations to come:

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Plan Ahead and Prepare

An important part of conservation is supporting local businesses. Before you arrive, read up on local shops, restaurants and activity guides, and make plans to include them in your itinerary.

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Respect Wildlife

Keep your distance when observing wildlife and avoid loud noises or abrupt movements so animals aren’t scared or forced to flee. Don’t feed or attempt to touch animals in nature. By respectfully sharing space with wildlife, they can flourish as a part of the natural environment.

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Dispose of Waste Properly

Keeping litter and trash out of the ocean and greenspaces is simple, yet critical. Look for trash and recycling bins wherever you go, and whenever possible choose recyclable or biodegradable packaging options. Carry a reusable bag for shopping and dine in at restaurants to forego takeout containers.

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Be Considerate of Others

Courtesy to other visitors and residents lets everyone have a positive and memorable experience in the Bradenton Area. Look for signs indicating rules on trails and in outdoor spaces, and be respectful of local rules and etiquette in both city and natural areas.

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Leave What You Find

The plants and wildlife are some of the most beautiful you’ll encounter. Allow others the same sense of awe and discovery by not picking plants or disturbing animals or the natural environment.