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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #61


Subject
Tampa Bay Estuary Program - Manatee County 2013 Highlights

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Rob Brown, Parks & Natural Resources Department, ext. 1870, rob.brown@mymanatee.org

Holly Greening, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, 727-893-2765, hgreening@tbep.org



Action Requested
None

Enabling/Regulating Authority
None

Background Discussion

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Manatee County 2013 Highlights:

  • Water quality is meeting goals in Lower Tampa Bay for the 8th year in a row
  • Seagrass levels are exceeding 1950s target levels in Lower Tampa Bay
  • Four projects in Manatee County have been funded through the new Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund
  • ‘Be Floridian’ fertilizer education campaign to support Manatee County’s ordinance is in its 4th year
  • Southwest Florida RESTORE plan includes 16 Manatee County projects totaling more than $68M.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
N/A

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
NA

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
NA


Attachment:  TBEP 2014 Manatee County partnership.pdf