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 Recycle and Renewal 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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Mote Marine Laboratories gathered a panel of marine environmental scientists at the Immersion Theater on May 8th to acknowledge the growing concept of Sato-Umi, the integration of science and the community to promote the sustainable use of the marine environment. One of the speakers was Dr Tetsuo Yanagi, a professor at Kyushu University in Japan, [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking Florida beachgoers and residents, who live along the beach, to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. The nesting season usually begins in May and goes thru October. There are five different types of turtles who nest on Florida [...]

A sensor, known as an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), described as a garbage can size canister, was launched in late April in the ocean waters off southern Maine to collect and transmit data about toxin-producing algae blooms, known as red tides. The sensor will also detect one of the potentially fatal toxins that the algal [...]

The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,184 miles and begins in the middle of Maine and ends in northern Georgia. It crosses the Chattahoochee River’s uppermost headwaters. The Trust for Public Land envisions the Chattahoochee River as a way to allow Appalachian Trail hikers to continue south until they reach the Gulf of Mexico either on [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch sponsored its 5th Annual Sister Keys Cleanup on May 11th. A misty sunrise over Sarasota greeted 75 volunteers who came out to spend the morning removing trash to help restore and protect the Sister Keys. Kudos to all of our community volunteers! Thank you also goes out to Mar Vista Restaurant for [...]

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