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May 30, 2020

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March 21, 2001

Florida Bay Sea Grant Extension Office

by Christine Rapozo

University of Florida/Monroe County Cooperative Extension

Florida Bay Education Project

Introducing the University of Florida Sea Grant Extension Office located at mile marker 94 oceanside. Here you will find Pam Wingrove; Water Quality Extension Agent, Christine Rapozo; Science Communicator and Bryant Diersing, 4-H Agent.

Mrs. Wingrove and myself will be working with Broward, Collier, Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach County groups to further the knowledge of Florida Bay environmental issues. This effort will provide citizens, agencies, special interest groups and visitors with scientifically accurate information of the status of Florida Bay and will inform individuals and groups as to what they can do to help improve the quality of bay environments and the health of the bay's ecology. They will accomplish this by gathering information directly from the researchers working in Florida Bay, environmental managers, the multitude of local, county, state and federal agencies involved, as well as private interest groups and community members.

Pam Wingrove will be planning workshops, seminars and outreach programs to meet the community needs. She will work with Everglades National Park to coordinate the 3rd Annual Florida Bay Science Conference scheduled to be held at the University of Miami's Knight Convention Center May 11-14.

I will be producing project profiles on the scientific research conducted in Florida Bay, preparing a quarterly Florida Bay newsletter and managing the monthly programming of the short wave radio station "Florida Bay Research Radio" 1610 AM broadcasting between mile marker's 106 to 126.

Bryant Diersing coordinates the 4-H Youth Development Program for Monroe County. The program involves families and volunteers in the fun of learning, and benefiting youth by building valuable life skills in communication, citizenship, and leadership. Project areas include, aquatic and marine ecosystems, natural resource conservation, horticulture, food and nutrition to name a few, and are available to schools and 4-H clubs.

Should you have questions, concerns, or just want to introduce yourself, please call Pam, Christine, or Bryant at (305)853-3592, or fax them at (305)853-3595.

For more information contact the Florida Bay Education Project at 305-852-3592. Additional information on a variety of topics is available from the University of Florida/Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, 5100 College Road, Stock Island or call at 292-4501; fax: 292-4415; email: or visit our web site Our services are free and available to all without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin.

The Florida Bay Education Project is an archived site. For more information go to NOAA's South Florida Ecosystem Education Project at