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Florida opens grant program for Ian-, Nicole-damaged beaches

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January 31, 2023

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages: For Immediate Release: Jan. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Wildlife
Tags: Beach, Coast, Environment Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, FDEP, Hurricane, Pgm_Admin, Rejuvenation, Restoration, Restore, Shore, Storm
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Seagrass, sea urchin and scallop survey in Taylor County


November 15, 2021

Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #NatureCoast, #SeaUrchin, #TaylorCounty, FDEP, Floridaseagrant, FWC, Habitat, Marinescience, Scallop, Seagrass, Survey, Volunteer

Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve


March 22, 2021

Florida's Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida's submerged areas so current and future generations can ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, FDEP, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Seagrass, Water Quality

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