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Staff Highlight - Licensed Drone Pilot, Nick Roach

Nick Roach is one of Earth Tech Environmental's ecologists who specializes in single family permitting, bonneted bat surveying, protected species surveying, and is a certified gopher tortoise agent. Nick has recently obtained a Commercial…
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Water Turkey Bay Seagrass Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental recently completed a seagrass monitoring survey for the future dredging project that will encompass the channel from Wiggins Pass down to Water Turkey Bay. This monitoring project was implemented to help the dredging…
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Clam Bay Canoe Trail Marker Reinstall

  This September, ETE assisted Collier County Coastal Zone Management in reinstalling two Canoe Trail Markers in Clam Bay. These 32 markers help kayakers, canoers, and paddleboarders navigate their way through the mangroves of Clam Bay.     These…
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Clam Bay Seagrass Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental recently went out to Clam Bay to conduct annual seagrass monitoring. Seagrass is an ecologically valuable resource because it helps stabilize the sea floor, provides food and habitat for marine organisms, helps maintain…
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The Value of Native Plants

  What do creeping oxeye, Caesarweed, and golden dewdrops all have in common?     If you said that they are all beautiful plants you would be…WRONG! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and while these plants may…
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Staff Highlight - Certified Environmental Scientist, Auston Germano

Auston Germano is one of Earth Tech Environmental’s ecologists who puts his boots in about everything, but specializes in gopher tortoises, preserve management, and vegetation monitoring.   Auston has recently attained a Certified…
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Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan

Earth Tech Environmental has been busy in the field working on the Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan (CCCWIP), a massive, collaborative effort to redirect and restore the historical flow of water to Naples and Rookery Bay.…
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Species Spotlight: Florida Burrowing Owl

Love is in the air for Florida burrowing owls. Fittingly, these birds begin their breeding season in conjunction with Valentine's Day, typically falling between February 15th and July 10th. These unique little birds are only found in Florida,…
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What Do Animals Do During a "Polar Vortex"?

It is an uncommon sight to see hats, scarves, and winter coats in semi-tropical South Florida. With near record-breaking low temperatures this past week, one may wonder, what do animals do to keep warm when in the throes of a frigid "polar…
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Bald Eagle Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental ecologists recently completed a bald eagle monitoring project in Collier County. Due to a roofing construction project nearby, bald eagle monitoring was required 3 days/week to ensure the eagles were not disturbed during…