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Marine Science - Sea Grant


Brittany Hall-Scharf is the marine extension agent within the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Hernando County. Her programs aim to conserve coastal and marine resources and enhance the economic opportunities for the people of Florida. Her focus areas include: Healthy Coastal Environments, Sustainable Fisheries, Resilient Communities, Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

Marine Education and Restoration

Marine education and restoration programs

Citizen Science

Citizen Science Volunteer Programs

Citizen Science Volunteer Programs

2022 Coastal Cleanup 800 X 400

2022 Coastal Cleanup

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2022 International Coastal Cleanup Information

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Land and Sea! Help keep our marine and coastal waterways clean!

This year we are offering online registration to minimize paperwork during the check-in process at the event!

We still request that all participants check-in at our Linda Pedersen Park station to pick up trash bags, gloves, water, and other goodies. We will also have the dumpster and recycling truck at this site. Please return all of the debris collected so it can be tallied and sorted. The data from these cleanups helps us to better understand the marine debris pathways and help prevent that debris from entering our waterways.

FREE T-shirts offered to the first 150 participants who check-in at Linda Pedersen Station on September 17th! (This giveaway is sponsorship pending).

When: September 17, 2022

Time: 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Join us when you can!

Check-in: Linda Pedersen Park (front parking lot by Shoal Line Boulevard), 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill 34607.

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Brittany Scharf (