Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
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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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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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Despite the efforts of governments, organizations and many people, nitrogen, the principal nutrient that feeds Harmful Algal Blooms like red tide, has grown alarmingly in our waterways. Sarasota Bay, in particular, has twice as much nitrogen in it today than it did back in 2000. Recognizing that stormwater is a major contributor to pollutants and [...]

In a recent press release the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the first-ever condition status report for U.S. coral reefs was recently released by NOAA and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). This is the first time coral reefs in all U.S. states and territories have been assessed using standardized [...]

In the October 2013 issue of START’s e-newsletter we published our first article about the problems the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry were experiencing. One of the country’s major estuaries and the cradle of Florida’s prized oyster industry has had its oyster population drastically decline in what some were then calling a budding ecological disaster. Historically, [...]

Servings: 2 Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Nonstick aluminum foil 1 (15.5-oz) can reduced-sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped and divided 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 orange, for zest/segments 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 2 teaspoons [...]

Current Conditions A patchy bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Background to high concentrations of K. brevis were detected in 57 samples over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 26 samples collected in and offshore of Lee and Collier counties. The most recent satellite imagery [...]

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