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Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2022 Results


October 7, 2022

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a huge success! Nearly 300 volunteers turned out to remove almost 4,000 pounds of trash from local shorelines! This is second only ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, Human Dimensions, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Recreation

Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course


August 12, 2022

Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant
checking out oysters and reef balls

Immersive experiences with coastal habitats – no towel required!


July 29, 2022

by Jessie Moses and Savanna Barry We are in the dog days of summer and with price of gas these days, exploring the coast from the comfort of home can be a great option. We are excited to announce two new virtual options to explore and learn ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Recreation, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Shoreline Restoration

Join the discussion about the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve


April 27, 2022

Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Birds, Boating, Citizen Science, Cleanup, Climate Change, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Mangroves, Marine Debris, Marsh, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Research, Restoration, Scalloping, Sea Level Rise, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality

OPERATION SPATFALL: Exploration, experimentation, and restoration of oysters along Florida’s Nature Coast

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February 15, 2022

Written by M. Clark, J. Marchionno, E. Wellman   Background Spanning eight counties and largely free of development, Florida’s Nature Coast is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s untouched treasures. The region provides critical ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Living Shoreline, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022


January 6, 2022

by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, Pollution, Seagrass

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