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Nature Coast Champion Award Plaques

Congratulations to the Nature Coast Champions!


June 5, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural class of the Nature Coast Champion award! The Nature Coast Champion is a new award program initiated by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. The awards recognize people providing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bird Rescue, Birds, Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Human Dimensions, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, NCBS Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
Scallops nestled in seagrass

Recreational Scalloping Season 2019


June 4, 2019

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring
shoreline with transplanted marsh grass that will grow into a living shoreline

Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key


March 19, 2019

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
Big Bend Shellfish Trail signs in Steinhatchee

Follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


February 8, 2019

  Shellfish in Florida's Big Bend Shellfish harvest and consumption in Florida is an important facet of the maritime heritage of many coastal towns. The Florida Big Bend has several towns that still harbor local shellfish fisheries. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Blue Crabs, Clams, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Recreation, Scalloping, Seafood, Shellfish Trail, Shrimp, Stone Crabs, Suwannee River
a straw floats in algae

Big year at Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup cause for concern?


October 9, 2018

Right now, Hurricane Michael is barreling toward northwest Florida. Rightly so, the #1 priority for people is to prepare their home and business and stay safe. I evacuated my office earlier today and am sitting safe in Gainesville, hoping the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pledge, Pollution

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