Welcome to the Collier County Sea Grant Extension Blog
This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my extension outreach efforts and useful information to make you a more informed coastal citizen. If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday I took my Florida Master Naturalist Class out to Keewaydin Island. It was a great opportunity to discuss barrier island ecology and explore some of the habitats found there. We did a walking transect of the island; first first walked through a tidal creek and got up close and personal with our local mangrove species. Next we traversed through a coastal strand habitat being careful not to step on any prickly pear cacti or sand spurs! Finally, we checked out the dunes and associated vegetation and did a little self exploration on one of the most beatiful beaches in SW Florida. It was a great trip, and am looking forward to the next one.
Collier County Sea Grant Agent
Bryan Fluech is the Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent for Collier County. His responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive marine and natural resource educational programs that focus on marine fisheries,seafood safety and sustainability, environmental stewardship, and marine education. Bryan conducts issue-based educational programs through workshops, conferences, publications and electronic media for various audiences that are associated with the recreational and commercial fishing sector, including fishing groups, marine and coastal resource users, marine management agencies, public and private organizations, youth groups and educational institutions.