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The Beginner’s Guide To Kayak Fishing

Since its introduction in the early aughts, kayak fishing has exploded in popularity — and with good reason. During the pandemic alone, kayak sales ballooned to $405 million dollars in a 12-month period. The sport is a great alternative to the limitations of powered boats and allows anglers to get up close and personal with […]

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Championing Ecosystem Restoration

Thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, work is now underway to restore essential habitats in south Florida. Bald cypress trees are currently being planted at Jonathan Dickinson State Park along the Loxahatchee River, one of only two nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. Despite being […]

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Why Care about Seagrass Loss?

By: Kyle Grammatica Tampa Bay is losing a key component of a healthy marine ecosystem: seagrass. A September report from the Southwest Florida Water Management District concluded that Tampa Bay experienced a 16% decline in seagrass in two years. “That sends up an alarm that something is going on that we need to pay attention […]

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Tern-ing Knowledge into Conservation

By: Kyle Grammatica Jeff Liechty, Coastal Biologist at Audubon’s Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries, works with many Florida sea birds. But the ones closest to his heart are the royal and sandwich terns he banded during his graduate work from 2012-2014. “I was studying tern breeding ecology at Nicholls State University,” he explained. “Specifically hatching success, […]

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Improving Duette Preserve

By: Kyle Grammatica Duette Preserve in Manatee County is a wild Florida paradise. Home to the headwaters of the Myakka River, it hosts weekend hunts and boasts a magnificent population of deer, turkey, quail, and an increasing number of Florida scrub-jays. But the 21,000-acre preserve also required rejuvenation, namely seeding to build up the native […]

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