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News Releases for Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - 2009 Highlights
  • Collier Midddle Schoolers Explore Panther Habitat While Learning Science Lessons  (11/6/09) - DEP launches the 14th LIFE program in Florida by partnering with Collier County Public Schools, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Florida Water Management District and the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge.
  • Threatened Coral Thriving Off the Coast of Fort Lauderdale Beach  (8/26/09) - DEP partners with local and federal agencies and scientists to demonstrate how staghorn coral is thriving in southeast Florida.
  • DEP Hosts Chinese Coastal Managers for Showcase of Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves (8/18/09) - Twelve members of the South China Coastal Biodiversity Project toured Tampa Bay's Aquatic Preserves.
  • GTM Research Reserve and Local Partners Work to Eradicate Brazilian Pepper Threat (7/7/09) - The efforts will help prevent invasive plants from affecting native vegetation on area barrier islands.
  • State Agencies Partner to Encourage Responsible Fishing and Outdoor Activity at Rookery Bay Research Reserve (7/6/09) - Continuing a commitment to preserve Florida�s environment, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to protect valuable habitat for a variety of birds and other wildlife at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • Coral Reef Protection Act to Go Into Effect July 1, 2009 (6/30/09) - Act raises awareness to help protect one of Florida's most valuable and endangered natural resources.
  • Habitat Restoration Project Underway at Rookery Bay Reserve - (5/21/09) - Shell Island Road project aims to restore tidal flushing in mangrove forest
  • Rookery Bay Research Reserve Partners with City of Naples to Teach Landscapers to "Greenscape" - (4/24/09) - Project Greenscape is an educational and technical assistance program that provides training for professional landscapers to help protect Florida's water quality.
  • Florida Celebrates Oceans Day - (3/25/09) - Florida Oceans and Coastal Council Reports were featured as a focal point of celebration.
  • GTM Research Reserve Teaching Ecological Lessons - (3/13/09) - Ecology club encourages outdoor appreciation and offers lessons in marine ecology.
  • Breakers Reef Restoration Completed - (3/11/09) - DEP partners with local agencies and organizations to help restore this fragile reef.
  • DEP Announces 100 Ways for Residents & Visitors to Rediscover Florida in 100 Days - (2/24/09) - This campaign aims to increase awareness of all the activities Florida�s public lands offer � from the traditional activities like hiking, bicycling, picnicking or camping to popular festivals, historic reenactments, museums and education centers..
  • GTM Research Reserve Recruiting Assistance to Ease Red Bay Epidemic - (1/17/09) - Workshop will explain experimental treatment, precautions and volunteer opportunities to help alleviate effects.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Holds Fourth Florida Public Workshop - (1/14/09) - Workshop highlights Alliance's environmental and economic accomplishments and seeks public input on future priorities.
  • Statement by Governor Charlie Crist Regarding Today's Decision by the United States Supreme Court - (1/12/09) - The Supreme Court has ruled on water-sharing issues with the Apalachicola River.


Last updated: April 06, 2015

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