Bost moored off the coast of Florida
START Educates the public about Red Tide and our Coastal Waters
Oyster shell recycling
Nutrients in the Waterway
Fish kill from Red TIde
Preserving Our Coastal Waters
Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Education
With Public Education
And Programs
And Programs
Nutrients in the Waterway
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
That Feed Red Tide
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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

Let’s Do More

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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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 [...]

A recent item by New York Times blogger Emma Bryce on the Yangtze River in China changing color from brown to a reddish orange caused a reader to write in and describe what she saw as a spate of red tide events around the world and inquired about the cause. While the Yangtze River color [...]

From October 5-14, taste what makes The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel so special during a local and sustainable culinary celebration featuring local chefs and a wide variety of area restaurants. The following sustainable seafood events are being hosted in part by the Ft. Myers Beach/Bonita Springs and the Sanibel/Captiva START – Seafood Savvy [...]

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