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Restoring Healthy Estuary and Enhancing Nature Tourism

Sea Grant provides presentations, information, classes, trainings, field schools, and site visits to assist residents and businesses with improving the quality of our bay and enhance our nature tourism industry.  The following programs are available:

 

Florida Friendly Landscaping  - With the assistance of Coastal Sustainability Agent Carrie Stevenson, Sea Grant can assist property owners with landscape and building designs to reduce impacts from stormwater run-off. 

 

Living Shorelines – Assist with design and permitting of a living shoreline project to reduce erosion and impact of stormwater.  Living shorelines also enhance estuarine fisheries. 

 

Clean Boater / Clean Marina – Assist boaters and marinas with practices that reduce impacts from discharge and stormwater. 

 

Snakes – Assist residents and businesses with snake identification and management. 

 

Invasive Species – Assist residents and businesses with invasive species identification and management. 

 

Bringing Back the Bayous – A presentation on current status of the health of our bay. 

 

Naturally EscaRosa – A program designed to provide workforce development and business opportunities to the nature tourism industry.  Such as:  natural resource education, managing visitor use, and developing new tour trails.

 

Turtle Friendly Beaches – Assist residents and businesses with sea turtle friendly lighting issues. 

 

 

RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Florida Friendly Landscaping

Clean Marina

Clean Boater

Snakes

EDDMapS

Turtle Friendly Beaches

INVASIVE SPECIES

Defining

Dirty Dozen

Hitchhikers

EDRR

I've Got 1 App

Rick O'Connor
Sea Grant/Marine Science
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 475-5230
roc1@ufl.edu

Carrie Stevenson, Extension Agent III
Energy/Sustainability/Wind Storm
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 475-5230
csteven@ufl.edu