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.
Florida's Estuaries (9/12/08)
Estuaries are yours to enjoy and yours to protect.
Join the nation on September 27, 2008 to celebrate
National Estuaries Day.
- Celebrating 30 Years of Coastal
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was
established near Naples and officially designated in 1978.
- Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Help protect Florida and join thousands of volunteers
across the state to pick up litter and debris along
Florida’s coast, rivers, lakes and wetlands.
- 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.
- Florida Hosts the
International Coral Reef Symposium (6/13/08)
The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium is the
world's largest conference devoted to coral reef
science and will be held in Florida for the first
time in more than 30 years.
- 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.
- Earth Day, April 22,
environmental citizenship in our communities,
schools, homes and businesses in the 37th annual
- "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.
- Oceans Day 2008 (3/1/08)
On Wednesday, March 12, Florida will
celebrate Oceans Day at the Capitol.
- Shark Research (2/15/08)
Research studies in Florida are exploring how shark
behavior and health reflect their environment and
how we can help.
- A Plan For
The Governor and Cabinet adopt revised Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan.