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Oyster Shells to Create New Reef in Florida’s Charlotte Harbor
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Oyster Shells to Create New Reef in Florida’s Charlotte Harbor

Placida, Fla.  – Water quality, marine fisheries and recreational angling are set to get a boost this week when two dump truck loads of oyster shells will be deployed in Turtle Bay in Charlotte Harbor. Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) partnered with Ingman Marine, Abbott Construction, Lee Reefs, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Capt. Jay...

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Yamaha Rightwaters™ Powers Redfish Study at University of Florida

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Rightwaters is teaming up with Skeeter Boats to provide a SX2250 center console boat with a 250-horsepower Yamaha V MAX SHO® outboard to the University of Florida. Scientists in the University’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience will use the boat and outboard to conduct a study on redfish activities and numbers...

Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement a Win for Salmon, Landowners
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Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement a Win for Salmon, Landowners

Landowners, agencies, and others have made history with a landmark agreement in northern California’s Shasta Valley. The Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement supports recovery of federally threatened coho salmon while also assuring that a working landscape of farms and ranches will live on. The voluntary agreement signed in early 2021, culminates an eight-year journey between...

Mobile Bay Coal Ash Hearing March 30 in Saraland
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Mobile Bay Coal Ash Hearing March 30 in Saraland

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has announced a public hearing on Plant Barry’s toxic, leaking coal ash pit. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:00 PM at the Hampton Inn in Saraland. The coal ash pit at Plant Barry holds more than 21 million tons of toxic coal ash...

Gulf Restoration Could Be A Game-Changer on Many Fronts
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Gulf Restoration Could Be A Game-Changer on Many Fronts

Tides are shifting in our nation’s capital. Now that COVID recovery legislation has cleared Congress, policymakers are shifting their attention to a massive infrastructure package. This is welcome news for folks in Louisiana, where 158,000 people are unemployed and looking for ways to get back to work. Conservationists are also eyeing this moment. If Congress...

Anglers for Lake Okeechobee Supports Northern Storage Reservoirs
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Anglers for Lake Okeechobee Supports Northern Storage Reservoirs

As anglers, lakeside residents and advocates for Lake Okeechobee, we want to see Florida’s liquid heart protected and preserved. We have had great momentum in our fight for the health of our lake, and we cannot thank the Florida Environment and Natural Resources Committee and Senator Jason Brodeur enough for continuing to prioritize projects such...

Texas Pond Management Seminar March 19
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Texas Pond Management Seminar March 19

A landowner pond management program focused on fish stocking rates and and improving aquatic ecology will be held in Cleburne, Texas, at 1 p.m. on March 19 The program is open to the public and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Johnson County, 109 W. Chambers St. Cost is $15, and...

N.C. Seagrass Loss Bad Sign for Water Quality
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N.C. Seagrass Loss Bad Sign for Water Quality

North Carolina sounds are losing seagrass, an indicator of the state’s water quality. According to a recently published metric report by Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP, there’s been a net loss of at least 5% between 2006 and 2013 of the high-salinity submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, habitat in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, which...

N.C. Groups Launch Water Quality Effort
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N.C. Groups Launch Water Quality Effort

A yearlong effort to improve water quality for fisheries communities is getting off the ground. Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries are partnering on the Water Quality for Fisheries, or WQ4F, Program, that aims to address water quality concerns. Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, home to the...

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Seeks Nominations for the Climate Adaptation Awards
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Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Seeks Nominations for the Climate Adaptation Awards

Washington D.C. – Nominations are now open for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and its members and partners are seeking nominations from individuals,...