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Slave Canal EcoAdventure on Dimensions
Encore: Slave Canal EcoAdventure
Sunday, June 16
10:00 AM/ ET
The "for more information" url's are a little longer than what we like to put on air (we can only keep them up for so long), so at the end of our Slave Canal EcoAdventure on this week's Dimensions, we directed people back to our page. Directions and trail map: Florida Department of Environmental Protection has a handy PDF for the Wacissa Paddling Trail. One put in is at headwaters of the river, with Goose Pasture ten miles further down. It's a five mile canoe or kayak trip from Goose Pasture to Nutall Rise on the Aucilla. Scroll down in the PDF for advice in finding the entrance to Slave Canal. If you don't find it amongst the braided channels of the lower Wacissa, you won't find your take out at Nutall Rise. For more information on the Aucilla Management area, click here.
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Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes work to unlock the secrets of the intertidal ecosystems that make up our coasts. In a series of short videos, they explore the inner workings of salt marshes, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds as well as the ways in which we enjoy what they offer us. Join us as we kayak, snorkel, and wade the wet and wild of the Forgotten Coast.
In the Grass, On the Reef is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance oyster volunteers needed
Friday, June 14 and June 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM/CT
South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College
Santa Rosa, FL
The CBA is building bagged shell reefs along Choctawhatchee Bay to fight erosion and promote the growth of an ecosystem that, as we see over and over on this blog, provides many benefits to us. Contact Rachel Gwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We just recently did a video on the CBA's oyster recycling program. Watch here to see how local restaurants and volunteers help build healthy coasts along Choctawhatchee Bay.
- FSU Coastal & Marine Lab
- WFSU SciGirls Blog
- Saturday at the Sea
- Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
- St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
- St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
- Matanzas Estuarine Research Reserve
- Choctowhatchee Basin Alliance
- The Randall Hughes Lab
- The David Kimbro Lab
- Northeastern Marine Science Center
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Expedition Florida 500 is stand up paddleboarding around the state of Florida to raise awareness of conservation issues and to explore the history of the state’s waterways. EcoAdventure North Florida joined him for a day at the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading
Cooking grouper with Julia Childs, summer adventures along waterways, volunteer opportunities with shorebirds and oysters, and more in this weeks Coastal Roundup. Continue reading
People no longer go bird watching, they go wildlife watching. At the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the birds are still spectacular, but you can’t ignore deer, snakes, cute little cotton rats, and tons of alligators. Continue reading
We review a free app that lets you identify birds, butterflies, and wildflowers along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife trail. Our in depth look offer tips and tricks to help you figure out what birds you’re seeing on the trails, along the coast, and in your backyard. Continue reading
Want to know where some of the cool animals are in the Saint Marks Wildlife Refuge? Check out our map. Want to know when the best time to see them is? That depends on the sun and moon. Continue reading
If you’re walking in the woods somewhere in Florida and you start seeing orange marks on the trees, then you’re on the Florida National Scenic Trail. Kent Wimmer of the Florida Trail Association (the group that maintains the trail) took WFSU producer Rob Diaz de Villegas into some of Wakulla County’s best segments along the trail, and explained exactly what goes into maintaining it. Continue reading