Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
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Mini Reef Special Sales Promotion

START is launching a Special Sales Promotion on under dock mini reefs for waterside residents on the Sun Coast. The units fit under your dock and provide habitat for sea life that filter excess nutrients from the water and attract a wide variety of fish as shown in the above picture taken at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key.

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What Does START Do?

What does START do to help reduce excess nutrients in our waterways? START has a three-pronged approach to help reduce excess nutrients including the Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling Program (GCORR) and clam seeding program.

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Dead fish in Canals from Red Tide

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Join START, other organizations and concerned citizens to form a grass roots coalition to ensure that our federal, State and local policy makers take action to keep unwanted nutrients that feed red tide out of our waterways. To help, contact us now.

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Resources

Doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know how your lifestyle can impact the ocean's water quality? Do you know what to do when we have a red tide bloom? Learn more with START’s available educational resource materials.

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Headline News

Southwest Region: On the southwest coast of Florida, a patchy bloom of the Florida Red Tide organism, Karenia brevis, continues from Pinellas County through Collier County. Very low to medium concentrations were found alongshore of Manatee County through southern Collier County. One sample collected offshore of Pinellas County and one collected offshore of Lee County [...]

START recently received an e-mail from the Clean Water Network asking that we share this information with our members. Did you know that Miami is the most vulnerable city in the US in terms of flooding and sea-level rise? Even more vulnerable than New Orleans? I didn’t know that until a few days ago. Florida [...]

Oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches was revealed by waves from Hurricane Isaac. It was crude oil that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. As the water receded tar balls and oil were reported in Alabama and Louisiana and closed a thirteen mile stretch of beach in Louisiana. BP still has [...]

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