Tag: water quality

Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key

shoreline with transplanted marsh grass that will grow into a living shoreline

Living Shoreline Guidance at a Local Scale In recent years, sea-level rise, erosion, and loss of habitat around Cedar Key have become increasing concerns. Homeowners and land managers should critically evaluate how “gray” a shoreline erosion solution really… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Seagrass Monitoring and Assessment-Big Bend Seagrass Aquatic Preserve

Anna Swigris

NCBS Intern Report written by Anna Swigris, with Tim Jones and Jamie Letendre with the Department of Environmental Protection 7:00 AM.  I arrive at the Crystal River Preserve State Park office.  I change into snorkel gear and help… 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

The making of an oyster reef

Almost 90% of the oyster reefs historically present along the Big Bend of Florida have been lost in recent decades. This is a tragic loss for the coastal zone, given the high value of oyster reefs for coastal… Read More

Donor Marsh at Duke Energy

volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

The problem Habitat loss is a huge problem along the Gulf on Mexico coast. Many groups are attempting to address habitat loss via restoration. Restored habitats include marshes, oyster and coral reefs, and dunes. However, restoration requires access… Read More

Coastal Water Watch in Cedar Key

Nature Coast Water Watch logo and water background

What is Water Watch? Water Watch is a statewide program that trains citizen scientist volunteers to measure water quality along Florida’s coasts. In Cedar Key, the Water Watch program is a partnership with Florida LAKEWATCH. In Florida, LAKEWATCH volunteers… 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