Thank you to the 45 wonderful volunteers that joined CHNEP and FWC for our Horseshoe Crab Training & Monitoring Workshop! After an interesting presentation about the species, we learned the protocol for participating in the monitoring program and practiced our new skills – please e-mail Berynna.Heres@myFWC.com to learn more or join the program! CHNEP volunteers attended a Horseshoe Crab Watch training workshop with FWC biologists. Horseshoe crabs can be seen on beaches all ov
The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP), the Ancient Islands Sierra Club, and EarthEcho hosted a water quality training event in Polk County! Each participant received a test kit to take home to sample their nearest waterway. This is a part of the annual EarthEcho Water Challenge. Samples are needed from local waterways for this global clean water project.
The EPA is calling for applications to fund South Florida Program projects for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program, Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative, Caloosahatchee Estuary, Indian River Lagoon, Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay. The EPA Region 4 anticipates awarding approximately $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 in FY 2019 to fund eight to twelve proposals with funding ranging from $35,000 – up to a maximum of $275,000 per project. The activ