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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
scarred seagrass

Mapping propeller scars and charting a course for recovery with drone imagery


July 21, 2021

Guest post authored by Tom Ankersen Seagrass from all angles Florida Sea Grant provides small grant funding opportunities for its specialists, affiliates and agents to collaborate on programming to develop and apply the science, policy and outreach ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Boating, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences
fish with hook in its mouth

Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise


May 19, 2021

Catch and release practices can help conserve fish populations but they do not guarantee the fish will survive, as handling and air exposure can have negative health impacts and cause mortality Scientists have developed a new fishhook ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Micheal Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News
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
a masked person hands out t-shirts to volunteers

2020 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results


October 7, 2020

Coastal cleanup by the numbers Despite the challenges thrown at us by 2020, this year's "contactless" version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a success! At least 155 volunteers removed nearly 2,700 pounds of trash from local shorelines. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution, Recycling

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program


March 1, 2020

This course has been cancelled - see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option. An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

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