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As outlined in the poster above, START is actively working with Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) to help reduce the nutrients that run into our waterways that can feed red tide. The poster was on display at Lucky’s Market Impact Day on April 23rd when 10% percent of the profits from the day’s [...]

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas K. Frazer as the State of Florida’s first Chief Science Officer. Joining Governor DeSantis at the announcement were Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein and leadership of Florida’s environmental organizations. On January 10, Governor DeSantis announced major water policy reforms for the state [...]

Our friends at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent us the following release and asked that we share it with our readers. May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Florida’s sandy beaches. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking beachfront property owners and beach visitors [...]

The Ocean Conservancy recently released a report laying out what it will take to bring Florida’s coasts back from the brink. Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science. Through several program areas, [...]

EVENT TITLE: Sarasota County Seagrass Survey and Nature Festival DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2019 TIME: Seagrass Survey: 8am – 1pm (registered volunteers can sign-in/pick up their packets & equipment from 7:30 – 8 am) Nature Festival: 11 am – 2 pm LOCATION: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236 DESCRIPTION: Hosted by [...]

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