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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What do you know about red tide and how to deal with it? Probably not as much as you would like. You can change that by arranging a screening of START’s Red Tide & You PowerPoint presentation for your neighborhood, service organization or school. The half hour show answers the following five questions: What really [...]

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 AM to Noon. That’s the date for the first annual Bird Rookery Day hosted by the Venice Area Audubon Society. March marks the peak nesting season for birds at the renowned Venice Bird Rookery and you will have a special opportunity to learn about the birds [...]

A NOAA-led report updating sea level rise decision-support information for the U.S. was released February 15th. The report, in partnership with half a dozen other federal agencies projects a century of sea level rise in 30 years. The United States is expected to experience as much sea level rise by the year 2050 as it [...]

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