ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESEREVE
OUR IMPACT

Making a Difference

2227

Acres of rejuvenated through prescribed burns

28986

# of hatchlings that emerged through efforts of our Sea Turtle Program

94

% of Teachers on the Estuary educators that will integrate marine science into curriculum

92

% of coastal training participants that apply knowledge to workplace

Working together to protect a unique environment

We see Rookery Bay protected forever—a working landscape, where people, industry, and nature thrive together. As one of the last remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America, Rookery Bay will remain a wellspring of life and a source of inspiration.

Our Impact: 2018-2019 Season

Research

  • Mangrove Symposium Shines a Spotlight on Global Research and Collaboration
  • Acoustic monitoring makes great strides in better understanding shark behaviors in relation to environmental change.

Mangrove Symposium | Marissa | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Education

  • 31 Field Trip Programs serve 1,030 students and 28 teachers, providing 3,191 contact hours.
  • Sold out Summer Institute for Marine Science brings students into the estuary for hands-on experiences related to ecology, marine biology, sustainability and citizen science.

Summer Institute for Marine Science | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Conservation

  • Strike Team mobilized resources to assist our sister reserve, Apalaachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael
  • Significant efforts focused on combating detrimental effects of invasive species.

Brazilian Pepper Plants in Naples 450 | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Coastal Training

  • Biennial Legislative Day educates staffers from FL Senate and House of Representatives about connections between coastal science, management and our local economy.

Friends of the Community Impact | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

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