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New Coastal Watersheds Wiki

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The Coastal Sarasota Watersheds Wiki was developed through a New Florida Initiative Grant to New College of Florida for the Coastal Watershed Initiative, a multi-component project designed and implemented by Julie Morris (New College Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs) and Jennifer and David Shafer of Shafer Consulting LLC. The structure and content of the wiki mirrors that of the Sarasota Watershed Symposium held on Feb. 15-17, 2012, at the New College campus in Sarasota. It includes videos of keynote speakers and panel discussions, notes (synthesis) from the breakout sessions, and pdfs of the work presented in the poster session. The wiki will remain a permanent part of the Sarasota Water Atlas and is accessible from all coastal Water Atlas sites.

As new content is developed, we intend to expand the wiki to include knowledge and initiatives for additional coastal watersheds, including those in Hillsborough County. Those with Hillsborough County-specific content in the areas of science, policy, and outreach—researchers with study results, citizens reporting on community projects, and educators with explanations of watershed issues, for example—are invited to contact us about including their work.