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With the growing concern about the high level of excess nutrients in our waterways, START is launching the Neighborhood Nutrient Watch (NNW) Program. The initial effort was inaugurated on Saturday, November 2nd via a partnership with Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) and the initiative of the Las Palmas neighborhood. Looking to help restore [...]

In early November Governor Ron DeSantis announce the launch of ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov, the state’s first-ever comprehensive water quality dashboard. The dashboard, which can be accessed at www.ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov, provides real-time information on water restoration projects and water quality via an interactive state map. “Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way [...]

Soon after Governor DeSantis took office in January he promised to establish water task forces on both blue green algae and red tide. In April, the Governor announced the appointments of five expert researchers and leading scientists to the newly established Blue-Green Algae Task Force. The focus of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force is to [...]

Florida is the place where more sea turtles nest than anywhere else in the U.S. Our beaches provide nesting habitat for loggerhead, green and also, less often, leatherback and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. All sea turtles are protected by both Florida and federal laws. It is illegal to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings [...]

In May we told you about the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University (CSU), who every April forecast how many hurricanes we will have. Many meteorologists consider them to be the most credible and comprehensive forecast out there. In April they released their latest forecast predicting near average activity this year. [...]

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