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At the end of January the Governor announced his “Florida Leads” budget proposal. In a press release one of the budget areas outlined was the environment. It includes “over $473 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million for springs restoration, $145 million for targeted water quality improvements, $40 million for alternative water supply and $25 million [...]

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation has released its groundbreaking Community Playbook for Healthy Waterways, a user-friendly website that integrates water quality science, government policy, community education, and actionable solutions to help stem manmade nutrient pollution in our local waters. This is a must-visit site for START’s environmentally concerned followers. The Playbook is based on a [...]

The Paris Agreement is an accord that was adopted by nearly every nation including the U.S., in 2015 to address climate change and its negative impacts. The pact between 197 countries focuses widely on reducing greenhouse gases emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and to providing financial assistance to developing countries affected by [...]

In early January 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a partnership with The Ocean Foundation to cooperate on international and national scientific efforts to advance research, conservation and our understanding of the global ocean. As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mission is to support, strengthen, and [...]

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