Tag: restoration

Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key

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

UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Release First-of-its-Kind Dune Restoration Manual for the Florida Panhandle

By Rebecca Burton GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As recovery and restoration efforts ramp up post-Hurricane Michael, restoring the towering sand dunes that define beaches across Florida’s Panhandle has become a critical priority to local, state and federal agencies as… 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

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

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando’s Coast

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to… Read More

Restoring Florida’s Coast: From the Perspective of a Student

Guest post by Anna Babione In the beginning of the year, Mr. Ahrens introduced the idea of growing our own plants from seed to replace the invasive species on Florida’s beautiful coast. At first, I was not sure… Read More

UF/IFAS to help restore seagrass in Gulf waters off Hernando, Citrus counties

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers will help restore seagrass off the coast of Hernando and Citrus counties to improve water quality and stabilize the sea floor. Among other activities, UF/IFAS faculty will use a $299,000 grant from… Read More