Stonehill’s 1% for the Community Program Sponsors the Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory

(December 27, 2018) - Stonehill announced today that it has become a sponsor of the Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory.  The Nature Coast Biologic Station is located on Cedar Key and is a joint venture between the University of Florida and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  It is focused on enhancing the conservation and sustainability of natural resources throughout the Nature Coast using collaborative research, enhanced public engagement, field-based courses, and hands-on training workshops. 

The Nature Coast spans the Big Bend of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and contains one of North America’s most pristine coastlines.  The Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory are the only university land-based marine laboratories for 259 miles of coastline, lying between the Marine Lab at Florida State University in Panacea, Florida and the university of South Florida’s lab in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The sponsorship was underwritten by Stonehill’s 1% for the Community program.  The program allocates 1% of Stonehill’s total revenue to causes that make for a healthier, smarter, or cleaner future.  Over the last 12 months the program has made donations to the University of South Florida Stroke Research Fund, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation, the Lions Eye Institute Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Tampa Airfest. 

“Conservation of the gulf coast is very important to the state of Florida,” said Doug Pace, Founder and CEO of Stonehill. “Thousands of people make their living through aquaculture and coastal tourism.  Stonehill is happy to help in the efforts to conserve and protect this valuable resource.”

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