Can learning to tie knots and cast lures really help children lead healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives? Kathleen Elliott thinks so. Amidst the grim backdrop that defines life for many youngsters in Miami-Dade County, she and her husband, Robert O’Bryant, work tirelessly teaching children how to fish and enjoy the outdoors.
If you love seafood and want to savor a taste of Florida’s history, then you don’t want to miss the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, February 13-14 in the fishing village of Cortez.
The symposium increases capacity of coastal communities and leaders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.
Robert Lloyd is trying to solve a problem for Florida boaters, and he knows he’s in it for the long term. “I’ve been warned to not expect anything to happen quickly,” he said with a laugh. Lloyd is a fourth-generation Floridian, an avid boater and fisherman, and a homeowner along Spruce Creek, one of Florida’s…
Early Registration Deadline Approaching for the 2015 National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium
Early bird registration lasts until August 24 for the 4th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium. The symposium provides a forum for stakeholders from across the U.S. to connect and showcase innovative, successful, and timely solutions to waterfront and waterway issues.
Elizabeth Turner, a third-year law student studying environmental and land use law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, could have spent her Spring Break away from her classmates basking in the sun. Instead, she enrolled in a special field course for land-use law students to get some hands-on training for her future career.…
By: Tom Nordlie, UF/IFAS News Writer To call attention to pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region, Florida Sea Grant has launched an awareness campaign that includes four special reports to be published in Florida Trend magazine, a monthly publication featuring statewide coverage of business and industry. The year-long campaign, known…
This premier 3.5-day intensive workshop will focus on teaching ArcGIS 10.2, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development processes.
Feeling the squeeze: Florida Sea Grant provides multiple tools to help coastal communities balance competing demands for water access
If coastal communities are to remain sustainable, residents, visitors, policy makers, and regulators need new methods and information sources to harmonize the growing demand for access to their beaches and waterways. Researchers and extension specialists at Florida Sea Grant are making that challenge a priority.
Any individual involved with working waterfronts and waterways is invited to submit an abstract by April 15. The symposium will take place November 16-19 in Tampa.