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plants, gloves, and buckets in a marsh

Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!


February 16, 2021

In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material. Establishing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Donor Marsh, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Catch the Nature Coast Currents


August 21, 2020

Since our ribbon cutting in 2017, the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station has hosted annual Open House events. Our staff looked forward to it every year as a valuable chance to chat about our work. This year, we are not letting the pandemic ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Ecosystem Models, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Fishing, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Lone Cabbage Reef, Marsh, NCBS Graduate Students, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Shoreline Restoration, Snook, Suwannee River, Virtual Learning, Water Quality
two volunteers in a recently planted marsh shoreline

Coastal Shoreline Restoration from the couch


April 10, 2020

Going virtual In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats - or, at least, we were until COVID-19 threw a wrench in our plans. But we press on! We are excited to announce that you can join a very special coastal ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program


March 1, 2020

This course has been cancelled - see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option. An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
Nature Coast Champion Award Plaques

Congratulations to the Nature Coast Champions!


June 5, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural class of the Nature Coast Champion award! The Nature Coast Champion is a new award program initiated by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. The awards recognize people providing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bird Rescue, Birds, Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Human Dimensions, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, NCBS Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Donor Marsh at Duke Energy


June 11, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

Establishing a Donor Marsh at Duke Energy


February 14, 2018

Calling all coastal habitat lovers! We are gearing up for a great project that will make shoreline restoration and enhancement projects such as living shorelines much easier in the Nature Coast! We need volunteers to help us install starter ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses


January 19, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

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