County OKs Start grant

The Manatee County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 22 approved a $10,000 grant to Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Inc.

START, which was founded in 1996, plans to use the money for education and outreach, including beach signs, fact cards, brochures and public service announcements.

The nonprofit’s role is to secure funding for scientific research into red tide, as well as the development of mitigation for red tide and educational programs.

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