Throughout the month of March, coastal communities across Florida are observing Seagrass Awareness Month as a means of bringing attention to the importance of seagrass meadows to the ocean’s health.
The President’s budget has been released and it proposes elimination of the Sea Grant program.
New boating law in Florida is anchored in Sea Grant’s legal analysis.
Florida Sea Grant agents around the state are educating Floridians about how seagrasses help provide clean water to swim in and homes for fish we love to eat.
With more than 900,000 registered vessels, Florida ranks among the nation’s top three boating states. However, boaters may pose a risk to the fragile seagrass meadows that lie along Florida’s coast.
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.
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.