Bost moored off the coast of Florida
Preserving Our Coastal Waters
START Educates the public about Red Tide and our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
Oyster shell recycling
And Programs
Nutrients in the Waterway
That Reduce Nutrients
Fish kill from Red TIde
That Feed Red Tide
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Water Quality Coalition

The following organizations are members of START’s Water Quality Coalition:

The Barrier Island League, The Chiles Restaurant Group, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Florida Food and water Watch, Hands Along the water, Now Or Neverglades, Progressive Water Resources, Inc, Sarasota Bay Watch, Sarasota League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, START and the Suncoast waterkeepers.

Contact Us for a list of the pending water quality bills in the Florida Legislature and the legislators who are reviewing them.

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START Volunteers

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

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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Resources

Resources

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.

More About Our Resources

Headline News

As forecasted in last month’s E-Newsletter, Ocean Habitats, Inc. installed ten under-dock mini reefs at the Mar Vista Restaurant on Longboat Key on May 31st. The installation was made possible via a very generous $3,400 Impact Day Grant from Lucky’s Market in Sarasota. The luncheon demonstration event was initiated by START to introduce mini reefs [...]

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