Preserving Our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
And Programs
That Reduce Nutrients
That Feed Red Tide
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Mini Reef Special Sales Promotion

START is launching a Special Sales Promotion on under dock mini reefs for waterside residents on the Sun Coast. The units fit under your dock and provide habitat for sea life that filter excess nutrients from the water and attract a wide variety of fish as shown in the above picture taken at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key.

FIND OUT MORE

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.

Get the Details
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.

Contact Us
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

Gov. Chris Gregoire is taking on the problem of ocean acidification, making Washington the first state to adopt a policy to address what scientists describe as a growing environmental concern. The order signed by Gregoire last November, calls on the state to invest more money in scientific research, curb nutrient runoff from land, and push [...]

Snowbirds aren’t the only ones who have come to Florida to escape the cold weather. In December dozens of cold-stressed sea turtles were delivered to Central Florida from New England, where they were being rescued in record numbers. The turtles arrived in Orlando by a Coast Guard plane, in a flight arranged by the National [...]

The FWRI report issued on February 22, 2013: Southwest Region: A bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persists in southwest Florida, with the highest concentrations detected this week in the Pine Island Sound System (Lee County). Very low to medium concentrations were also detected alongshore and inshore of Sarasota, Charlotte and Collier [...]

The worst red tide to impact Florida since 2007 continues to wreak havoc on our southwest gulf beaches. The bloom started at the end of September and now stretches for 140 miles from Pinellas thru Collier County. In mid-January, the highest concentrations of toxins from the bloom were found off Sarasota County shores with dead [...]

1 2 95 96 97 98 99 112 113