Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
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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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Coastal Classroom

Coastal Classroom

How much do you know about our marine environment and how it affects your everyday life? Did you know that mangroves, the coastal trees that can live in salt water, drop their leaves that create nutrients that help sustain nurseries for all kinds of fish and small sea creatures?

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Resources

Resources

Are you 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 the next red tide bloom? To find out, check START’s available educational resource materials and links.

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Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Bloom concentrations were detected in Charlotte County only, where “medium” K. brevis concentrations were observed. Background concentrations of K. brevis were also detected in Northwest Florida and on the East Coast of Florida. Over the past week in Southwest Florida, K. brevis was [...]

Now that the election is over and our current policy makers are in place, START is moving forward with a “Call To Action” to form a new coalition of organizations and concerned citizens to band together with “One Voice” to ensure that our policy makers follow through on their campaign promises to take action to [...]

Massive fish die-offs were just one of many concerns fishermen raised with NOAA scientists during workshops held in the summer of 2018. Fishermen described how the spread of toxic algae otherwise known as a “Red Tide” event along the west coast of Florida is impacting many parts of their lives including local business. This made [...]

Serves 4 This rich and comforting one-skillet dish is packed with savory flavors. Though perfectly elegant for company, it’s quick enough for weeknight family dinners, too. Serve with your favorite green vegetable. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 (6-ounce) frozen Whole Catch Swordfish Steaks, thawed 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3 cloves garlic, thinly [...]

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