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Old Fenimore Mill Living Shoreline Update


April 3, 2023

Guest post by: Jackie Hill, Old Fenimore Mill (OFM) Homeowners' Association  Living Shoreline Master Plan Inspires OFM Living Shoreline On March 19, 2019 Savanna Barry, the Regional Specialized Extension Agent based in Cedar Key, FL at the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Catch the Nature Coast Currents in 2023


January 13, 2023

The Nature Coast Currents webinar series aims to communicate and catalog research happening along Florida's Nature Coast. In 2022-2023, the series focuses especially along the southern portion encompassed by the Nature ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Nature Coast Currents, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Seagrass, Webinar

Help safeguard Florida’s fishing future! Become a Florida Friendly Angler


September 7, 2022

What is Florida Friendly Angler? Florida Friendly Angler is a free, online course open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast
mangrove trees surrounded by water

Virtual Course helps Mangrove Trimmers Brush Up their Skills


August 17, 2022

by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry What are mangroves? Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Mangrove, Mangroves

NCBS Intern Report: Marine and Coastal Science Communication


August 1, 2022

Written by 2022 Summer Intern Jessie Moses, hosted by Savanna Barry (UF/IFAS NCBS) Sci-Comm for Floridians and beyond As an intern this summer, I got to work with Dr. Savanna Barry creating marine and coastal science communications ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Featured, NCBS Interns, Recreation, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
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

NCBS Intern Report: Evaluating JR-CSA Artificial Oyster Substrate to Improve Water Quality


December 10, 2021

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Grace Hejmanowski Introduction This summer I had the opportunity to work with artificial oyster reefs and water quality in Cedar Key while interning for Dr. Mark Clark at NCBS. I also had the opportunity ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shoreline, NCBS Interns, Oysters, Restoration, Water Quality

UF IFAS NCBS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Update


December 7, 2021

Since the establishment of NCBS six years ago, scientific outreach, education, and extension have been among the primary priorities of the work of the station. The station has built up staff, volunteers, and facilities to communicate and educate ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Human Dimensions, NCBS Graduate Students, NCBS Interns, NCBS Volunteers, Research
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 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

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