Image of the Day: Canaveral National Seashore Sunset
By Space Coast Daily // February 13, 2016
news from florida fish and wildlife commission
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Seagrass beds and oyster reefs within Canaveral National Seashore provide food and protection for thousands of estuarine species, including manatees, sea turtles and many fish and invertebrates.
Estuaries, the shallow waters where rivers, creeks and streams meet the sea, are important nurseries and homes for marine aquatic life and bird life.
In order to demonstrate support for key federal programs that benefit estuaries and to raise awareness among Congress and the Administration, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA), and the Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP) are joining forces to celebrate Valentine’s Day through a joint, 3-day “I heart estuaries” campaign.
Demonstrating support for funding key programs like USFWS Coastal Program, EPA’s National Estuary Program, NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and NOAA’s Community-based Restoration Program has never been more important.
This Valentine’s Day, show Congress and the Administration that there is a lot of love for estuaries and let our leaders know that protecting estuaries means protecting our future.
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