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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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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The following is a Special Report by Ernesto Lasso de la Vega on the Sarasota Bay Watch’s most recent clam seeding event in Sarasota Bay. As shown above, The Sarasota Bay Watch began their clam seeding season by planting a new batch of native Southern Hard Clam (Mercenaria campenchinesis) on Saturday, September 26th. The seeding [...]

Servings: 4 Total Time: 45 minutes Active Time: 10 minutes Ingredients Nonstick aluminum foil 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, drained 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped and divided 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 lemon, for juice 1 (15-oz) package frozen (or fresh) prediced butternut squash 3/4 cup no-salt-added vegetable [...]

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