Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
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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Apalachicola Bay is located on the Florida Panhandle near the Big Bend. It is one of the country’s major estuaries. Historically, nearly 90% of Florida’s and 10% of the nation’s wild oysters came from Apalachicola Bay. In recent years it has had its oyster population drastically decline in what some have called a budding ecological [...]

Servings: 4 Total Time: 25 minutes Cooking Sequence Preheat grill; prepare salmon recipe through step 1 (5 minutes) Prepare rice recipe (10 minutes) Grill salmon and serve (10 minutes) Cooking Instructions Mustard and Brown Sugar Salmon Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, thawed and skin removed (about 1 1/2 lb) 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Italian [...]

For 35 years scientists have monitored the size of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone or hypoxic zone, which forms every spring. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are forecasting this summer’s hypoxic area or “dead zone” to be approximately 6,700 square miles, larger than the long-term average measured size of 5,387 square miles [...]

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