Category: Conservation

The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment

UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment is a testament to the power of collaborative efforts. Established August 2016, the endowment honors Rafael Crespo Jr., who was the lead biologist for the University’s American Crocodile… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Recycle Yard Waste

Mention the word “recycle,” and many people automatically leap to thinking of glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and the range of consumer materials we acquire every day. But there’s another recyclable that many of us overlook, one that plays… Read More

Firewise Landscaping

With images of wildfires in the Tampa Bay area and the occasional “haze” you might have seen in the air, we are experiencing wildfires like we have not had in many years. The unseasonably dry winter and spring… Read More

Accepting Applications for Summer High School Leadership Program!

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County at Weedon Island Preserve is looking for high school students with an interest in the environment to join the Ranger Naturalist program. High school students yearning to learn more about the environment and gain… Read More

Earth Day Celebration Suggestions: Consider Long-Term Impact of Celebration

Every year in mid-April, I start receiving phone calls and emails inquiring about Earth Day events in our area. Earth Day, held annually on April 22nd, creates a surge of interest in living “green” or in an environmentally… Read More

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station raises $9,000

More than 50 residents from Florida’s Nature Coast and Gainesville paddled, jogged or cheered during the Workout on the Waterfront event held in Cedar Key, Florida to raise money for local causes. The event, held March 18, was… Read More