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

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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We are pleased to announce that Lonnie Ready’s role at START has been expanded from President to CEO. Lonnie has extensive experience in the aquarium fish industry and as a Master Gardener he has spearheaded our Pond Enhancement Program through the Healthy Pond Collaborative. As CEO he will manage START’s day-to-day activities including our bivalve [...]

Recently, NOAA issued a press release announcing new high resolution land cover data to help communities understand coastal change. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided $8 million to support this land cover information across the country. The image above on the right shows 30 meter land cover data for Shelter Bay in Skagit County, Washington, while [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in one sample from 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 one sample from Pinellas County. In Northwest Florida over the past week, [...]

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