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Habitat Migration

Related to sea level rise, another issue affecting coastal communities is ecosystem change. Habitat migration – the gradual replacement of one natural environment by another – is a key concern when planning for the future of Florida’s coastal communities. As … Continue reading

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Florida Sea Grant and Sea Level Rise

The video below is a 5-minute overview of currently observable impacts of sea level rise in Florida. The video narrator, Thomas Ruppert, is Florida Sea Grant’s statewide specialist in coastal planning, and his expertise lies in law, hazard mitigation, post-disaster … Continue reading

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Saltwater Intrusion

After engaging with many residents in Levy County it is apparent that there are a couple of concerns related to sea level rise that are consistently coming up. One of these concerns is saltwater intrusion and how it is related … Continue reading

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Cedar Key Seafood Festival

The 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival was held this past weekend and the UF studio had the privilege of staffing an educational booth to present the project to the public. The festival provided a great opportunity to meet face … Continue reading

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Presentation to Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, students from the Civic Engagement for Coastal Resiliency Studio had the great privilege of presenting to the Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) in Cedar Key.  They were able to discuss some of the impacts that … Continue reading

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Presentation to the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce

On September 27, 2012, the Coastal Engagement Studio participants presented to the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce at the Cedar Key Library. Doug McDuffie and Stephanie Zarkis presented past and current coastal changes, the potential impacts of future sea level … Continue reading

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Student Presentations

This semester, students participating in Urban and Regional Planning “studio” class were assigned with developing individual presentations related to coastal change in Levy County. The information was presented in front of the studio class to sharpen public speaking skills. All … Continue reading

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City Commission Meetings

In mid September, Professor Kathryn Frank presented an overview of the project at the city commission meetings of Yankeetown, Inglis, and Cedar Key. We thank each city’s commissioners and mayor for the opportunity to share information about the project with … Continue reading

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Studio Class to Hold Public Workshops

This fall, ten graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Florida are participating in an Urban and Regional Planning “Civic Engagement Studio” course led by Gail Easley. The students will hold public workshops and outreach events across Levy County, … Continue reading

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Summer Camp

  This past summer we were fortunate to partner with the City of Cedar Key’s Youth Summer Program 2012 to provide the campers with activities exploring coastal change and community planning. The camp was available for Cedar Key and Rosewood … Continue reading

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