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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“Evolution in action,” said scientists with the announcement of the discovery of the world’s first hybrid shark in Australian waters. It is being viewed as a potential sign that the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. Jess Morgan, from the University of Queensland and his partner Colin Simpfendorfer of James Cook University, said [...]

The Sanibel Captiva START Chapter has formally announced its launching of a Sustainable Seafood Program. They released the following press release: To help address the decline in available seafood in our oceans due to the increased demand and overfishing, the San Cap START chapter is introducing a program called Seafood Savvy to help make people [...]

Seafood Savvy Coalitions, a START initiative, have been formed in Sarasota-Manatee and Lee counties.  They are comprised of citizens who want to promote the use of local, sustainable seafood by restaurants, markets, retailers, wholesalers and distributors along the Gulf of Florida.  Their goal is to help ensure that we have fish for the future by [...]

Former Governor, Bob Graham, was the keynote speaker at the December 1st rally held by the Florida Conservation Coalition, a bipartisan group of activists and environmentalists concerned about the state’s reduced oversight on development that has erased years of environmental policy. The group is particularly concerned about the budget cuts for the state’s five water [...]

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Agency, a red tide bloom was spotted last week that extended across Lee and Collier counties.  NOAA satellite imagery showed the bloom boundary was about 30 miles from the coastline, extending from southern Lee County south to Marco Island.  Collier County officials said it is the worst [...]

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