Bost moored off the coast of Florida
Preserving Our Coastal Waters
START Educates the public about Red Tide and our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
Oyster shell recycling
And Programs
Nutrients in the Waterway
That Reduce Nutrients
Fish kill from Red TIde
That Feed Red Tide
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Water Quality Coalition

The following organizations are members of START’s Water Quality Coalition:

The Barrier Island League, The Chiles Restaurant Group, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Florida Food and water Watch, Hands Along the water, Now Or Neverglades, Progressive Water Resources, Inc, Sarasota Bay Watch, Sarasota League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, START and the Suncoast waterkeepers.

Contact Us for a list of the pending water quality bills in the Florida Legislature and the legislators who are reviewing them.

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START Volunteers

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

Let’s Do More

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

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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Headline News

As many of you know, the 2020 Florida Legislative session is now under way. START is focused on the important water quality bills described below. To express your support or concerns about these bills, contact us at collen@start1.org for a list of the Legislators who are working on them. The following water quality bills are [...]

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced an agreement for the acquisition of 20,000 acres of critical Everglade wetlands. This purchase would be the largest wetland acquisition in a decade and would permanently save the land from oil drilling. The Everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of Florida. The two million [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in Southwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties, and offshore of Lee County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. [...]

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