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


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
a reef made of reef prisms

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines


September 3, 2021

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Plastic, Reef Prisms, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Impact of Tropical Storm Elsa on Cedar Key Living Shorelines


August 5, 2021

Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept. Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum storm surge of 2.56’ ft occurred ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Sea Level Rise, Shoreline Restoration
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
two machines work along a shoreline

Living Shorelines for Marine Contractors – Virtual Course this Month!!


January 7, 2021

  A growing demand for living shorelines Living shorelines are softer, greener alternatives to stabilize shorelines from erosion, sea level rise, and other damage. They protect, restore, or enhance natural shoreline habitat and maintain ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Virtual Learning

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