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News Stories

Plants Grown at Mote Aquaculture Park to be Included in North Lido Beach Restoration on Saturday

July 9th, 2011

On Saturday, members of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Bay Guardian volunteers, along with Around the Bend Nature Tours will plant 2,000 native plants at North Lido Beach Park.

Some of the plants being used in this restoration were grown at Mote Aquaculture Park (MAP), a 200-acre aquaculture research and development facility located in eastern Sarasota County.


Pascagoula Beach Restoration, Jackson County, Mississippi

April 22nd, 2011

Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. completes Mississippi coastal restoration project for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama District, ahead of schedule in Spring 2011. The project utilized 362,500 marsh hay cordgrass (S. patens) contract grown and installed by Aquatic Plants to help stabilize the newly constructed restoration site.


Native Plant Industry Workshop

January 25th, 2011

Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. attended a native plant industry workshop hosted by the Association of Florida Native Nurseries (AFNN) and in cooperation with the UF/IFAS extension service. This year’s event gave a practical nursery-business-survival talk about the industry. Speaker, Dr. Alan Hodges offered the low-down on how to figure out what it costs to run nurseries, grow and sell plants, [...]


Mote to Make Fish Farming Greener Using Saltwater Plants

December 9th, 2010

Mote’s earth-friendly fish farm is about to get even greener — a large-scale project is getting under way this week that will begin using solid fish waste to grow saltwater plants for restoration projects.
The project is designed to be a model of how saltwater fish farms can cost-effectively recycle all of their waste — a goal commercial-scale aquaculture has yet to achieve. The move is a key step forward for sustainable aquaculture at Mote.


SFAEP/FAEP 2010 Annual Conference & Meeting

November 19th, 2010

Habitat Restoration Conference Held at FL International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus


National Day of Service at Fort De Soto Park

September 11th, 2010

Aquatic Plants joins in “day of volunteer service” at Ft. De Soto Park with host Sierra Club


TPIE, Broward County Convention Center, January 14-16, 2010

January 14th, 2010

Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. connects with industry professionals as an exhibitor at the 2010 TPIE event held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


Wetland Plants Donated for Pritzker Marine Biological Research Center

February 27th, 2009

Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. participated in a student managed, wetland habitat planting project at New College of Florida, located in Sarasota, FL. Aquatic Plants worked with the Division of Natural Sciences students and biology research lab staff at the Marine Research center to identify suitable native plant species for the initiative. Species were chosen for soil stabilization, waste water filtration characteristics, and salt/drought tolerances.


2009 Tampa Spring Expo, February 20 & 21

February 20th, 2009

Nearly 3,200 landscape contractors, architects, wholesale growers, lawn maintenance professionals, retail nursery professionals, turf people, mass merchandisers, and horticultural consultants came to Tampa for the Tampa Spring Expo.


2008 Organization of Wildlife Lands and Realty Specialists (OWLS) Conference, May 20-22

May 20th, 2008

Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. participated with almost 150 attendees in the 2008 OWLS conference co-organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the Cocoa Beach, FL Hilton.