restore marine habitats

Part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It was a public work relief program designed to provide jobs for young men during the depression. They worked on projects related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. The program [...]

Scientists have been detailing the benefits of healthy estuaries for decades – protecting shorelines from erosion and storms, improving water quality, providing vital habitat for economically valuable fish and marine species, and boosting local tourism. A new study underway in Tampa Bay focuses on yet another benefit: buffering both global and local ecosystems from the [...]

Mark your calendars for Cracker Fest 2015! This one-of-a-kind event returns to The Bait Box on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015. The The START Sanibel –Captiva Chapter is proud to announce its 7th annual Cracker Fest celebration. Featuring a grand evening of dining under the stars, live music with The Apple Butter Band, and the extraordinary [...]