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In November, Gov. Scott issued several press releases regarding his environmental funding proposal for the 2018-2019 Florida budget. He is proposing more than $1.7 billion funding for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections, a more than $220 million increase over the current year. The proposed funding will include: • An investment of $55 million for [...]

Manatees on the Move

November is Manatee Awareness Month in Florida. It is also a time that they begin migrating to warmer inland waters. They may have left a little earlier this year due to an early November cold snap. When coastal water temperatures drop to 70 degrees, these tropical marine mammals move inland in search of warmer waters. [...]

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program was established in 1991, as a regional alliance to coordinate and protect the overall protection and restoration of the bay with the assistance and support from its many formal and informal partners. They accomplish this by financing cutting-edge research into key problems impacting the bay; sponsoring demonstration projects to test [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch president Larry Stults, Ph.D. recently represented SBW and Gulf Shellfish Institute at a seminal Shellfish Workshop organized by Florida Sea Grant and the Gulf Shellfish Institute. . National level shellfish regulators and policymakers from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) sat alongside [...]

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP 101 Learn grant writing as an applicant and as a reviewer! This workshop has been developed for individuals who are responsible for seeking funding from local regional, state and national funders who may be overwhelmed with the process. THIS COURSE WILL TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF RESEARCHING AND SUBMITTING PROPOSALS Topics Include: [...]

The healing power of the sea has been known for centuries. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks investigated the effects of seawater on human health, crediting it with healing powers. As early as the 14th century Eastern cultures recognized the medical properties of organisms found in coral reefs. During medieval times in Europe sea bathing was [...]

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