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Monday, June 1, 2009

Marine Agent Offers Information for Pinellas County Residents

Mary Campbell, Pinellas County Extension Director, Urban Sustainability Agent

As summer provides more opportunities to enjoy our beaches and waterways, Extension has valuable information available to residents to promote safe and environmentally-friendly ways to enjoy the marine environment.

A big part of the quality of life we enjoy is through our water-related activities that are provided by the 588 miles of coastline around Pinellas County.  Boating, swimming, bird watching, fishing and enjoying the beach are all a part of the recreational opportunities available. 

Through the Sea Grant Marine Extension program, information is available on a variety of topics to help us protect our marine environment and stay up to date on various programs and policies related to protecting this resource.

Pinellas County Extension utilizes the expertise of the Marine Agent located in Manatee County, our neighbor to the south. John Stevely is the Sea Grant Marine Agent in Manatee County and he is available to provide the latest information on marine issues. Access to his newsletter, the Marine Scene, is now available from the Pinellas County Extension website and his webpage is available to provide a variety of resources. 

Florida Sea Grant uses research, education and extension to create a sustainable coastal economy and environment.

Whether you are an avid fisherman or enjoy kayaking, Sea Grant has information that supports our marine resources and helps to make sure this resource is around for future generations to enjoy.

Email Mr. Stevely using the link above or visit Manatee County Extension to learn more.


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