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

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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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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

An Editorial in the Herald Tribune on October 10th cited the latest red tide bloom that has hit the gulf coast. It spoke of the dead fish washing up on beaches and respiratory irritation levels risings. It reminded people of past outbreaks and how devastating it can be with our beaches graveyards to dead fish, [...]

The significant red tide bloom that has hit Florida has garnered the attention of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. They are providing the State funding to pay for offshore monitoring of the bloom’s development, movement and toxicity. NCCOS’s algal bloom Event Response Program is funding the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to [...]

The Bonita Springs / Fort Myers Beach Chapter arranged a well attended Seafood Savvy Symposium with Barton Seaver, the renowned author of “Cod and Country,”at Edison College on Sunday morning, October 14th. Barton has traveled all over the world with the National Geographic Foundation in search of ways we can all live a more sustainable [...]

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 [...]

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