Discovering the Suncoast - The Celery Fields of Sarasota

The Celery Fields became an environmental disaster for the Suncoast
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Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 7:52 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - It seemed like a great idea 100 years ago – Drain the swamp and grow crops. But at this site known as the Celery Fields in Sarasota, fooling Mother Nature came with major consequences. Flooding in Philippi Creek led to pollution flowing into Sarasota Bay. Now Sarasota County and the Audubon Society have turned the area into a major destination for birds and bird watchers!

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