New Recreational Scalloping Resource

A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Scalloping – From the Boat to Your Plate Scallop season is still going strong in the Nature Coast! But did you know there is a lot more to scalloping than just finding the scallops? There’s a lot to… Read More

Fight the global takeover of plastic

Plastic debris in the environment. Source: Zero Waste Gainesville

Making history, in a bad way For the first time in the more than 30-year history of the International Coastal Cleanup, the top 10 most common trash items collected in 2017 were ALL PLASTIC. According to an Ocean… Read More

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses

a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions. Dolphins feeding along oyster bars, black skimmers flocking along the beach, and white ibis flying… Read More

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Summary 2017

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

Dedicated volunteers drive the program Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program that is quickly becoming established along Florida’s coast. The fall 2017 sampling season (Sept-Oct 2017) was the 4th round of horseshoe crab nesting… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Monitoring Water Quality in Suwannee’s Springs

Jordana in a spring on the Suwannee

NCBS Intern Report By: Jordana Cutajar, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Darlene Velez of the Suwannee River Water Management District What’s after graduation? An internship! I had always been passionate about environmental science, but was… Read More

Making Healthier Convenience Food Choices

  Convenience foods are foods that require little to no preparation.  Although it helps when you are in a time crunch, sometimes unhealthy choices are made.  Being aware of the healthiest options will make your life easier in… Read More