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

Let’s Do More

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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START, as a partner in the Suncoast Urban ReForesters (SURF) along with the Florida Veterans for Common Sense and Sarasota Bay Rotary Club, presided over the successful installation of our fifth Microforest at the Heritage Harbour Community in Manatee County on January 18th. SURF is dedicated to planting Microforests throughout the Suncoast to improve coastal [...]

The Land Economies Society presents a new global programming series “Water and Land Economics”. A Coastal Water Quality Webinar will be held on Friday, February 17 from 12:00 – 1:30PM EST. Learn about global water challenges and how local programs are being successfully executed to prevent water contamination and to cleanse contaminations in the water. [...]

During the month of January Governor Ron DeSantis announced funding for several environmental initiatives. On January 10th the Governor signed Executive Order 23-06 (Even More Now for Florida’s Environment). Key provisions of the order include directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to: Secure $3.5 billion over the next four years for Everglades restoration and [...]

Serves 4 Time 25 min Ingredients 4 (6.0-ounce) pieces skinless cod fillet 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, divided Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup dried white or whole wheat bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives Method Preheat [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis was detected in 69 samples from and offshore of Southwest Florida over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were present in 14 samples: three in Manatee County, 10 in Lee County, and one in Monroe County. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the [...]

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