Natural Protections of Florida's Coasts
Living shorelines use natural shoreline features
such as saltmarshes, mangroves and other native
plants to protect shorelines from erosion and
preserve natural habitats.
Unlock the Doors to a
Great Dive Vacation (12/1/08)
The Florida Keys are a dive destination with plenty
to offer novice and expert divers with their clear
waters, coral reefs and shipwrecks.
Come Test the Waters
Join the Charlotte Harbor Volunteer Water Quality
Monitoring Network or one like it and help measure
the health of the estuary.
Birds, Bikes and History
Explore the outdoors through tours at Florida's
National Estuarine Research Reserves.
- Enjoy the Islands!
Volunteers enhance spoil islands by removing exotics
and adding recreational areas.
- Celebrating 30 Years of Coastal
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was
established near Naples and officially designated in 1978.
- The Importance of
Florida's Ocean and Coastal Economy (8/25/08)
The ocean is an important part of Florida,s character, shaping our
economy and quality of life. It is important for us to understand how we impact ocean and coastal
resources and learn to use them sustainably.
- Water Weeds
Invasive plants are a major problem in our
subtropical paradise. Find out how to help keep
freshwater invasive plants from spreading.
- Swimming Seashells
Seafood lovers in the Big Bend take to the waters during bay scallop season.
- International Year of the
IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and
understanding of coral reefs and support conservation,
research and management efforts.
- Volunteering for Sea
Turtle Patrols (5/21/08)
Volunteers are an
important part of the effort to protect nesting sea
turtles in St. Joseph Bay.
- Protecting Florida's Wild
A few simple rules can
help protect dolphins and yourself.
- "LIFE" at the Reserves (3/17/08)
The Learning in Florida's Environment
(LIFE) Program allows students to have hands-on
experience with the environment.
- Shark Research (2/15/08)
Research studies in Florida are exploring how shark
behavior and health reflect their environment and
how we can help.