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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

New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


March 9, 2022

Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Scalloping, Seafood, Suwannee River, Tourism
unloading crab traps from boat

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
Children and adults interact with Extension Master Gardeners during annual Arts and Seafood Festival.

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension @ Yankeetown Seafood Festival


November 16, 2021

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 2021 Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Saturday November 20, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 21, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In an ideal ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Festival, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, InsideNatureCoast, Levy County, Levy County Extension, Master Gardener
a volunteer holding trash and smiling

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021


November 12, 2021

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic
A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Recreational Scallop Season 2021


June 14, 2021

Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops. This annual marine Easter egg hunt is possible ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality

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