Three Florida Sea Grant agents in the Florida Panhandle have received a half-million dollar grant to mitigate the impacts of artificial lighting on sea turtles.
In her new role, the former coordinator for the state’s coral reef conservation will be developing programs related to community resiliency, water access and responsible use of natural resources.
In his new role, Ubeda, who is originally from Nicaragua, will be developing educational programs to address issues related to recreational and commercial fisheries, marine resource conservation and artificial reefs.
In his more than 15 years at Florida Sea Grant, LeRoy Creswell has managed a volunteer-based program to restore degraded oyster reefs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.
Sunscreen may be harming Florida’s oyster reefs, and with the help of Florida Sea Grant’s legal specialist, Madison Toonder is finding ways to let the public know about it.
Brittany Hall-Scharf, a former fisheries biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, has been named the Florida Sea Grant agent with UF/IFAS Extension for Hernando County.
In her position, Savanna Barry will implement programs for Florida Sea Grant that promote the sustainable use of natural resources along the state’s Nature Coast.
Jackie Whitehouse, Florida Sea Grant’s executive secretary, has retired after more then three decades of outstanding service to the program and to the University of Florida.
The project develops new tools that encourage communities to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.