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News Releases for Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - 2006 Highlights
  • Recovery Begins on Cape St. George Lighthouse - (4/25/06) - The (DEP has begun efforts to recover the Cape St. George Lighthouse. The project, funded through DEP�s Beaches and Coastal Systems, is expected to last two years.

  • Rookery Bay to Provide Protection for Threatened Bird Species - (4/12/06) - Small portion of southern Key Island to be closed during least tern nesting season.

  • GTMNERR Holds Volunteer Appreciation Event - (4/6/06) - Volunteers donate more than 7,000 volunteer hours for GTMNERR.

  • Gulf State Governors and federal leaders release plan to strengthen protection for the Gulf of Mexico - (03/28/06) - The Governors� Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts provides a three-year framework for meaningful and sustained progress in the shared stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico by the American Gulf States.

  • Rookery Bay unveils new exhibit at archaeology festival - (3/25/06) - The new permanent exhibit, opened in conjunction with the second annual Southwest Florida History and Archaeology Festival highlights 3,000 years of human activity at Rookery Bay.

  • Governor Bush recognizes March as Seagrass Awareness Month - (3/3/06) - "Florida�s seagrasses support recreational and commercial communities throughout the State," said DEP Secretary Colleen M. Castille. "Preserving these underwater grasses is critical to the prosperity of Florida�s marine life, water quality and citizens."

  • Rookery Bay goes to the Birds - (1/20/06) - Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve today welcomed visitors to the Southwest Florida Birding Festival with presentations, biology games, conservation lessons and birding trips for participants.

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