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Category: Conservation

Water Wednesday Preview: Stormwater Ponds

We are so excited to unveil the new Water Wednesday: Water Wednesday Ask Extension and Water Wednesday Webinar. Water Wednesday Ask Extension is brand new format. No formal presentation. No registration. We just would like to chat with… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection and storage… Read More

Research examines peatlands from around the globe to determine their potential to emit carbon dioxide

New research from the UF/IFAS Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory in the Soil and Water Sciences Department looks at peatlands, a type of wetlands that occur around the world and store large amounts of carbon. Specifically, the study examines carbon… Read More

There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection

The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors.  Youth need time to reconnect with nature.  A great way… Read More

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provide food for insects, which help to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be… Read More

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success.  Here’s how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation.  Root… Read More

Celebrating 15 Years: Sarasota County’s Green Business Partnership

On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair become Sarasota County’s first Green Business Partner.  Pledging to demonstrate the environmental stewardship of the business, the auto repair location began taking sustainable actions to reduce waste, water and energy.  Soon,… Read More

Updated list of ‘virtual’ natural resources programs from UF/IFAS

Updated Sept 2021: Below is a list of online programs offered by UF/IFAS Extension faculty that focus on natural resources in Florida. These programs are free and open to anyone (unless otherwise noted), and can be “attended” from… Read More

National Wildlife Day

Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we… Read More