Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
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What Does START Do?

What does START do to help reduce excess nutrients in our waterways? START has a three-pronged approach to help reduce excess nutrients including the Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling Program (GCORR) and clam seeding program.

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Dead fish in Canals from Red Tide

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Join START, other organizations and concerned citizens to form a grass roots coalition to ensure that our federal, State and local policy makers take action to keep unwanted nutrients that feed red tide out of our waterways. To help, contact us now.

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Resources

Doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know how your lifestyle can impact the ocean's water quality? Do you know what to do when we have a red tide bloom? Learn more with START’s available educational resource materials.

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With the help of some dedicated volunteers, the areas’ first Microforest was planted at the Celery Fields on Saturday, October 31st. Carefully orchestrated with Covid-19 protocols including masks and social distancing, the volunteers worked in shifts to plant the small trees, bushes and ground cover that will become the Microforest. A canopy layer of larger [...]

Servings: 4 Total Time: 25 minutes Apple Balsamic-Glazed Scallops Ingredients 1/4 cup shallots, coarsely chopped 4 slices thick-cut bacon 1 lb sea scallops, thawed if necessary 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup spiced apple cider 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 3 cups watercress (or arugula) leaves Steps Chop shallots and [...]

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