aquatic plants

The Healthy Pond Collaborative that we introduced to you in last month’s E-Newsletter was officially launched on September 15th with a press conference held by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation at Selby Gardens. Teri A Hansen. President and CEO of the Barancik Foundation, welcomed the audience and opened the proceedings by explaining the growing [...]

START’s October commendation for exemplary pond enhancement work recognizes the Willow Brook Community in Sarasota, Florida. Willow Brook was built during 2000 and 2001 with 54 homes housing 91 residents. The community has two stormwater ponds that were beginning to cause some concern with noticeable erosion on the banks and an unsightly algal bloom spreading [...]

START is very pleased to announce the formation of an important new three-year water quality partnership known as the Healthy Pond Collaborative. Funded by a major grant from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, the Healthy Pond Collaborative includes START, the Sarasota County Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) Program, University of Florida IFAS Extension Sarasota County, [...]

START is very pleased to present the following article about our first completed Pond Enhancement Project in Manatee County thanks to a generous grant from Ed Chiles and Elizabeth Moore. The article was written by Antaeus Balevre, President, Water Oak Homeowners Association. Whisper Bend AKA Water Oak is a small 162 home subdivision adjacent to [...]