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Category: Conservation

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

FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person

Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to celebrate! Join us the week of November 1-7 for the FMNP Festival to… Read More

Struggling to pay your utility bills? These resources can help

If you can’t pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs. Additionally, you can check out our energy and water saving fact… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in St. Lucie County…. Read More