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NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced $144 million in new grants to support natural infrastructure projects in 31 coastal states and U.S. territories. The 109 grants announced today will generate more than $97 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $242 million. The National Coastal Resilience Fund [...]

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon for the City of Sarasota’s Grand Reopening of Bobby Jones Park. The event will begin with a ceremonial tee off on the golf course followed at 10:00 AM with tours of the new wetlands and nature park. The Nature Park tour will [...]

Thanks to Lambda Alpha International’s popular global webinar on Coastal Water Quality that aired on February 17th, the advice and successful experiences of some of the Suncoast’s leading experts and stakeholders working on water quality have now reached a world-wide audience. For those of you who may have missed this important event, we are providing [...]

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced an agreement for the acquisition of 20,000 acres of critical Everglade wetlands. This purchase would be the largest wetland acquisition in a decade and would permanently save the land from oil drilling. The Everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of Florida. The two million [...]

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a negative effect on the coastal habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Beaches, marshes, oyster reefs, and other habitats were exposed to oil, affecting the plants and wildlife living in those areas. NOAA announced in December of 2016, the availability of up to $7 million for grant funding provided [...]