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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Are your stormwater ponds covered in unsightly algae or plagued with costly eroding banks? If so, we can help. The Healthy Pond Collaborative (HPC) is a partnership with START, the Sarasota County NEST Program the Manatee County Department of Natural Resources, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, the Suncoast Waterkeeper and the Science and Environment [...]

NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced $144 million in new grants to support natural infrastructure projects in 31 coastal states and U.S. territories. The 109 grants announced today will generate more than $97 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $242 million. The National Coastal Resilience Fund [...]

Time: 30 minutes Serves 3 – 4 Ingredients 6 tbsp salted butter, melted 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped, plus more for serving 1 tsp granulated garlic Red pepper flakes, optional 2 lb Colossal Grilling Shrimp, peels on 1 large lemon, halved crosswise Directions Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium high. Remove shrimp from refrigerator. [...]

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