Stocking Savvy and Beautiful Ponds have been awarded a grant for a joint project on Multimodal Biological Control by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. This grant will go to fund algae sampling in freshwater lakes as well as support research into how the use of native species of fish, invertebrates, and plants can help reduce hypereutrophication. Hypereutrophication is when a water body has extremely high amounts of nutrients usually making it uninhabitable by many species due to constant algae blooms and pollution. Parts of the grant will also help reduce invasive species spread and coverage which has been a large problem in habitat restoration as these species reduce habitat quality and can push out native species. If you are interested in volunteering on a habitat restoration project such as native plantings, fish stocking, research, or invasive species removals alongside experts in the field please contact us today through out online contact portal at https://www.stockingsavvy.com/contact.html we are amassing a group of volunteers to help fight back against Red Tide, Climate Change, and other environmental issues.
Stay tuned for updates on when the project will begin Spring 2019!
For more information on the programs that support us please check out https://www.chnep.org/
Sean Patton is a wetland biologist and environmental consultant serving Sarasota and Manatee counties. He has written and defended an Honors Thesis at New College of Florida, and continues to do independent research to better understand Florida's ecosystems and provide the most specialized consultations possible. He has presented at the Environmental Summit and many other locations on his research; Multimodal Biological Control which is the selective stocking of native organisms to target and control nuisance organisms.