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Category: Water

The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management

Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern U.S…. Read More

Scholarship Opportunity for the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification

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In June 2020 I wrote a blog post about the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification. As a recap, this online course teaches best practices for catch and release fishing to Florida fishing guides. Each lesson plan focuses on… Read More

Fish with a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Fishing with guides Fishing is a great pastime and Florida is a great place to do it! Each year, millions of anglers visit the state’s waters to take part in the fun. Recreational fishing is a major part… Read More

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day – Water Conservation

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence… Read More

Climate Change Is A Current and Future Issue

The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released on November 23, 2018. The report is broken down into… Read More