A presentation about Coastal Hernando is being held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Participants will remotely tour the scenes along Hernando County’s new coastal paddling trail to learn about coastal wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide. They will also be introduced to upcoming coastal enhancement projects in our area, and learn how to take part in these endeavors.
Presenter Brittany Hall-Scharf, Hernando County’s new Florida Sea Grant Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension Office, will be working on many coastal and marine programs to address issues related to fisheries, coastal habitats, water quality and sustainable economic resource activities. Hall-Scharf was a former fisheries biologist for the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and an adjunct professor for the University of Tampa. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Florida State University, a Marine Science Certificate from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Florida.