water quality

As many of you know, the 2020 Florida Legislative session is now under way. START is focused on the important water quality bills described below. To express your support or concerns about these bills, contact us at collen@start1.org for a list of the Legislators who are working on them. The following water quality bills are [...]

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 [...]

The Ocean Conservancy recently released a report laying out what it will take to bring Florida’s coasts back from the brink. Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science. Through several program areas, [...]

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