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Tampa Bay Estuary Program announces which ecosystem restoration programs it would like to see funded from BP oil disaster money listen

03/12/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Gulf Coast will get millions of dollars for ecosystem restoration as part of fines resulting from the 2010 BP oil disaster.

A partnership of estuary protection groups and local communities has come up with a list of environmental improvement projects they hope will be funded.

One of the partners is the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Holly Greening is their executive director.

"Last year Congress approved the Restore Act, last July. That act allows 80 percent of the Clean Water ...

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Eco-Smart architectural salvage

11/12/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s Sustainable Living program our guests were Mike Evans with Eco-Smart, a company that markets healthy, efficient products for sustainable living; and Jesse White, the owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage; they’re all about historic preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuses. Jesse talked about his path to creating a green business and its challenges. He usually just buys the salvage rights before a house is d...


Fort DeSoto gets a new artificial oyster reef listen

07/21/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This morning more than two dozen volunteers armed with shovels battled the 90 degree-heat at Fort DeSoto. They’re helping build artificial oyster reefs on the shoreline to help with water filtration and coastal erosion, while giving coastal birds and aquatic wildlife a new home.

While boaters can often be a threat to Florida’s wildlife, some people are actually getting in their boats to change the local environment for the better. Local environmental nonprofit [Tampa Bay Watch](http:/...

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Rock Mines threaten Everglades Restoration Plans listen

01/25/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Limestone rock mining in Florida provides critical components for housing and highway construction. But environmentalists have some concrete concerns as rock mining impacts the Florida Aquifers and Everglades restoration.

Earlier this month Obama administration officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Picayune Strand Restoration project. It will attempt to restore a natural water flow th...

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