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Coastal Management Program

July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004 Grant Cycle

Remarkable Coastal Places Community Stewardship Access/Coastal Resources Working Waterfronts Other FCMP Grants

Remarkable Coastal Places

Project:

Sea Turtle Habitat Workshop, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge the Ocean Conservancy and Brevard County

Contact: Kathryn Novak

The Ocean Conservancy
449 Central Ave., Suite 200, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
Tel: (727) 895-2188
Fax: (727) 895-3248

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

The Ocean Conservancy will host a one-day workshop within the Archie Carr NWR to educate residents, visitors, and other interested parties about sea turtles and the important role the Refuge plays in their survival. The Ocean Conservancy will disseminate the workshop proceedings to other communities where sea turtles are threatened by development. The Ocean Conservancy will also create educational displays and a brochure for the new Barrier Island Ecosystem Center

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Pensacola Bay Watershed Management Plan West Florida Regional Planning Council

Contact: Eleanor Godwin

West Florida Regional Planning Council
Post Office Box 9759, Pensacola, Fl 32513
Tel: (850) 595-8910
Fax: (850) 595-8967

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

This management tool has guided the restoration and preservation efforts for the past 5 years. This project seeks to extend the value of this tool for the next 5 years, providing a continuum for a proven product as well as an example that our neighbors to the north in Alabama can use for their own efforts. FCMP funding will be used to enhance the document with GIS mapping, graphics, and photos, and to make it available on a website to the general public. This funding will also provide for additional printed copies and a CD version of the document in order to increase its use throughout the watershed.

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Community Stewardship

Project:

Sea Turtle Monitoring and Public Education Palm Beach County

Contact: Carly Pfistner

Palm Beach County
3323 Belvedere Rd., Bldg. 502, West Palm Beach, Fl 33406
Tel: (561) 233-2400
Fax: (561) 233-2414

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

Funding will provide for the establishment and support of volunteer monitoring programs and distribution of educational materials and other sea turtle information in Palm Beach County.

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Project:

Indian River Lagoon Shoreline Restoration Marine Resources Council of East Florida

Contact: Jim Egan

Marine Resources Council of East Fl, Inc
270 Paint Street, Rockledge, Fl 32955
Tel: (321) 504-4500
Fax: (321) 504-4488

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

The MRC proposes to restore ten thousand feet of shoreline in the Indian River Lagoon over the course of one year. FCMP funds are proposed to be used to purchase a brush chipper, invasive removal supplies and for water quality monitoring equipment.

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Project:

Resource Ranger Program West Florida Regional Planning Council

Contact: Eleanor Godwin

West Florida Regional Planning Council
Post Office Box 9759, Pensacola, Fl 32513
Tel: (850) 595-8910
Fax: (850) 595-8967

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

Funding from this grant will continue the program; expand both the number of schools reached and the number of modules of instruction provided. In conjunction with the classroom training, a 30 minute video will be created to air on a local public TV station and/or shown in the classroom.

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Project:

Environet/Rose Bay Stewardship Volusia County

Contact: Louise Chapman

Volusia County
123 Indiana Ave, Room 202, Deland, Fl 32720
Tel: (386) 304-5533
Fax: (386) 304-5534

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

Funds will be used to address and champion a community based ?hands on? program to enhance and restore coastal water quality and reduce coastal pollutant loading in the targeted estuarine systems. A volunteer shoreline revegetation and waterway debris removal program will accomplish this goal. Funds will be used to support a part time stewardship team leader, coordinate and utilize student and community volunteers to accomplish project tasks, purchase plant materials and create an information kiosk describing the community benefits of protecting fragile coastal and estuarine ecosystems.

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Access/Coastal Resources

Project:

Pollak Park Site Improvements City of Palm Bay

Contact: Eve Owens

City of Palm Bay
5240 Babcock St. NE, Suite 300, Palm Bay, Fl 32905
Tel: (321) 952-3400
Fax: (321) 953-8971

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

Grant funds will be used for the construction and installation of new restroom facility, new pavilions, playground equipment, lighting, park benches, picnic tables, and trash cans. Completion of the basic support facilities and amenities proposed in this project will directly benefit the local boating community by providing resources that will serve and enhance the boating experience. Priority will be given to the new restroom building, with added facilities and handicapped accessibility, and lighting to provide safety and aid in deterring potential vandalism.

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Project:

Beachwalk Pasley Park Martin County

Contact: Gina Paduano

Martin County
2401 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, Fl 34996
Tel: (772) 221-1357
Fax: (772) 288-5432

FCMP Funding Amount: 45,000

Description:

Funding for Beachwalk Pasley would allow the county to meet goals set forth in the local comprehensive plan by enhancing public access to valuable natural areas. The development of Beachwalk Pasley will link two other publicly owned beachfront sites that are currently operated and managed separately. These two sites along with the Beachwalk Pasley project will form sixteen (16) acres of public coastal property.

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J. Brooks Park Dune Crossovers St. Lucie County

Contact: Don McLam

St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fl 34982
Tel: (772) 462-1467
Fax: (772) 462-2131

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

FCMP funding will be used for the construction of a dune crossover at John Brooks Park. The dune crossover will provide both public access to the beach and protection to the dune vegetation. The dune vegetation provides necessary nesting habitat for endangered sea turtles, endangered dune mice, and numerous wading bird species.

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Project:

Pepper Park Dune Crossovers St. Lucie County

Contact: Don McLam

St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fl 34982
Tel: (772) 462-1467
Fax: (772) 462-2131

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

Funds will be used to replace and extend the two northern dune crossovers. Currently they are in very poor condition due to their ten plus year age and are in need of replacement.

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Project:

Blind Creek Park Fishing Pier and Platforms St. Lucie County

Contact: Jim David

St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fl 34982
Tel: (772) 462-1467
Fax: (772) 462-2131

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

FCMP funding will be used to help construct a fishing pier, three outlook/crabbing platforms, and an elevated observation deck.

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Project:

Clearwater Community Sailing Center Docks City of Clearwater

Contact: Catherine Yellin

City of Clearwater
112 South Osceola Ave., Clearwater, Fl 33756
Tel: (727) 562-4040
Fax: (727) 562-4052

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

The City of Clearwater?s goal is to provide fifty percent more boaters than last year the opportunity of using the facility to access the Intercostals Waterway by extending the existing dock eighty-four feet long. Both docks will have floating gangways and floats in order for boaters to enjoy access to the water without damaging sensitive sea grass beds.

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Working Waterfronts

Project:

Panacea Vision 2020 Implementation Project Wakulla County

Contact: Pam Portwood, Grants Coordinator

Wakulla County Grants Department
Post Office Box 309, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, Fl 32326
Tel: (850) 926-0919
Fax: (850) 926-0941

FCMP Funding Amount: 25,000

Description:

This project will enhance existing local GIS capability with additional GIS hardware, software, and training to enable the local government to furnish ongoing support and necessary information to the Panacea Waterfronts Florida committees on existing resources. The GIS analysis will identify resources that would be impacted by economic development projects outlined in the revitalization plan and identify best management practices relevant to these resources. This project will increase the community?s expertise in using best management practices through the development of a best management practices resource document/handbook specific to the Panacea community.

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Other Florida Coastal Management Program Grants

Project:

Coastal Land Acquisition Planning Department of Environmental Protection

Contact: Greg Brock, Environmental Administrator

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: (850) 245-2784
Fax: (850) 245-2786

FCMP Funding Amount: 75,000

Description:

FCMP funds will be used for a re-examination of the status of Florida?s natural coastal uplands and wetlands ten years after the previous survey conducted by FNAI. The survey will contribute to the state?s evaluation of future preservation opportunities that may be funded by CELCP or other funding sources.

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Project:

Seagrass Plan Implementation Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Contact: William Sargent

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
Tel: (727) 896-8626
Fax: (727) 893-1679

FCMP Funding Amount: 75,000

Description:

FCMP funds will be used for the finalization of the seagrass conservation strategy and a gap analysis comparing the comprehensive strategy with tasks already under implementation. Public awareness efforts will continue through the distribution of the brochure ?Florida?s Seagrass Meadows ? Benefiting Everyone? and additional printing of some of the numerous regional Boaters & Anglers Guides that contain information promoting the conservation of seagrass.

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Project:

DCA Coastal Program Support Department of Community Affairs

Contact: Beth Frost, Senior Management Analyst I

Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Tel: (850) 922-1752
Fax: (850) 488-3309

FCMP Funding Amount: 50,000

Description:

FCMP funds will be used to continue a program of coordination, technical support, and review through the DCA Division of Community Planning that will assist local governments in dealing with the cumulative and secondary impacts of coastal development. The Division is primarily responsible for involvement in the various growth management initiatives of the state, including the Development of Regional Impact process, the Areas of Critical State Concern program, and the local government comprehensive planning process.

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Project:

Sustainable Water Management Practices Initiative Council for Sustainable Florida

Contact: Sharon Cooper, Executive Director

Council for Sustainable Florida
Post Office Box 10688, Tallahassee, FL 32302
Tel: (850) 539-5093
Fax: (850) 425-8490

FCMP Funding Amount: 20,000

Description:

FCMP funds will be used for the best practices publication and information posted on DEP/CSF and other related websites; awards for sustainable water management practices and sessions for Leadership Florida on sustainable water management practices.

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Project:

Florida Sediment Analysis/DEP Watershed Monitoring Program Department of Environmental Protection

Contact: Gail Sloan

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Tel: (850) 245-8512
Fax: (850) 245-7571

FCMP Funding Amount: 167,240

Description:

FCMP will provide funding for the analysis of sediment quality. The results of the analyses will be summarized and reported showing whether the sediments are above expected background concentrations for metals, and whether there might be any biological effects associated with metals and organic concentrations using the interpretive tools developed by DEP. The data will be reported in a final format using maps supported by GIS.

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Project:

Waterfront Designated Communities Department of Community Affairs

Contact: Carrie Hall

Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Phone: (850) 487-4910
Fax: (850) 921-1747

FCMP Funding Amount: 75,000

Description:

This project will provide funding to DCA to be subcontracted to the three Waterfronts Florida communities designated in 2003 for their first-year of waterfront revitalization projects. On July 31, 2003, the Secretary of Community Affairs designated new Waterfronts Florida Partnership Communities to begin the two-year technical and financial assistance program. The following communities were selected: the City of Apalachicola in partnership with the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, the City of Melbourne for the Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront, the City of Daytona Beach in partnership with the Daytona Beach Partnership, and the City of Crystal River. The first three communities will receive planning grants in the amount of $25,000 during the 2003-05 and 2004-05 State of Florida Fiscal Years with funds from this grant. The Department will use its own funds to provide financial assistance to the City of Crystal River.

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Project:

Coastal Resource Information System Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Contact: William Sargent

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
Tel: (727) 896-8626
Fax: (727) 893-1679

FCMP Funding Amount: 154,000

Description:

This project will create an internet accessible, interactive database for boat access points and artificial reefs that will be integrated with the Blueways GIS application.

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Project:

Florida Blueways Strategic Implementation Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Contact: William Sargent

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
Tel: (727) 896-8626
Fax: (727) 893-1679

FCMP Funding Amount: 147,210

Description:

This project will add Data layers depicting demographics of marine recreational fishing, demographics of marine recreational boating and marine based management zones will be produced and added to the Blueways GIS application. The GIS application will be enhanced for both display and as appropriate, analyses of ecological data, human-use data and management data.

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Project:

Waterfronts Florida Program Administration Department of Community Affairs

Contact: Tracy Suber, Grants Manager

Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Tel: (850) 922-1819
Fax: (850) 488-3309

FCMP Funding Amount: 100,000

Description:

A team of Department of Community Affairs? staff experienced in coastal land-use planning, community visioning, housing and community development, emergency management, and land acquisition programs provides technical assistance to the designated Waterfronts Florida communities. The intent of this approach is to improve service to the designated communities by both facilitating their access to the range of community assistance resources administered by the Department and other state, federal and regional agencies, and aiding designated communities in navigating regulatory programs of other government agencies.

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Project:

Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas Enhancement Projects Department of Environmental Protection

Contact: Alex Cordero

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Tel: (850) 245-2094
Fax: (850) 245-2110

FCMP Funding Amount: 138,790

Description:

Funds for this task will be used to develop outreach materials and update aquatic preserve resource inventories and management plans. Resource information and outreach materials will be available to coastal communities. This information will encourage these communities to recognize the environmental and economic value of protecting their parts of the coastal ecosystem as they plan for tourism and other economic development, land use designations and revitalization activities.

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Project:

Florida Clean Marina Program Department of Environmental Protection

Contact: Jan DeLaney

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, Fl 32399
Tel: (850) 245-2847
Fax: (850) 245-2859

FCMP Funding Amount: 147,500

Description:

Funds under this project would be used to further implement a multi-component approach consisting of marketing, workshops, technical assistance, publications, distance learning strategies, grant awards and designation. Funds will also be used for an incentive subgrant program for marine facilities that adopt one or more of the best management practices leading to designation as a Clean Marina or Boatyard.

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Project:

Pilot Project to Use Remote Sensing for Water Quality Monitoring Department of Environmental Protection

Contact: Charles Kovach, Environmental Manager

Department of Environmental Protection
3804 Coconut Palm Drive, Tampa, Fl 33619
Tel: (813) 744-6100
Fax: (813) 740-3906

FCMP Funding Amount: 147,500

Description:

Funding will be used for the acquisition and initial post-processing of data from a further variety of geographical areas, comparison of indices developed with those from FY 01-02 and FY 02-03, further refinement of bandsettings for data collection under a variety of conditions, and testing of the predictive capabilities of the indices to represent water quality conditions.

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Last updated: June 25, 2012


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