Thanks to the generous funding from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the Healthy Pond Collaborative-Manatee (HPC-Manatee) just concluded Year One of the three-year grant with a record number of visited pond communities and newly planted shoreline with aquatic plants that help reduce unsightly agal growth and costly bank erosion. The HPC-Manatee has been led [...]

START Reorganizes

Due to the expansion of our water quality field operations, START is changing its organizational structure. Sandy Gilbert will move to Chairman of the Board to focus on fundraising, government relations and our media and communications program. Lonnie Ready becomes President in charge of administering our every day activities including our bivalve programs with oysters [...]

We are rapidly approaching the Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 through November 30. This year we may get lucky. In a recent press release forecasters from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predicted near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2023 Atlantic [...]

The Science & Technology Society hosted a panel discussion with red tide experts on the evening of April 17th at the Planetarium in the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton. The panel discussed the many facets of red tide from what causes it, concerns about its impacts on the environment, our economy and [...]

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