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Marine Science - Sea Grant

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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

2023 Coastal Cleanup

2023 Coastal Cleanup

WE NEED SPONSORS! Contact Brittany Scharf ( for more information.

7th Annual UF/IFAS Hernando County Coastal Cleanup

  • Date: September 16, 2023
  • Time: 8am-1pm
  • Check-in Station: Linda Pedersen Park (6340 Shoal Line Blvd)
  • Pre-registration

Bycatch and Horseshoe crab

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