UF receives nearly $300,000 from the EPA

The University of Florida has received nearly $300,000 to help protect and restore damaged seagrass meadows on the Gulf Coast. The money is from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The project will focus on mapping seagrass meadows so thye can identify damage caused by boat propellers.

The project will be based in Citrus and Hernando Counties, including the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge and St. Martins March Aquatic Preserve.