Category: Natural Resources

New research on seagrass resilience in the Nature Coast

Seagrass in the Nature Coast Seagrasses are flowering, marine plants with fully developed leaves, roots, and rhizomes. Seagrasses support many valuable ecosystem functions such as improving water clarity and providing  habitat. Along Florida’s Nature Coast, the size and… Read More

It is Time for Water-Wise Landscaping Awards!!

The purpose of this award program is to recognize individuals, businesses, and community associations that are committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment utilizing Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. Winning landscapes balance attractive designs with plants, landscape elements, water-efficient irrigation… Read More

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando’s Coast

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to… Read More

Learn about wildfire prevention at the upcoming S-130/190 training hosted by NATA in August

Are you fire ready? Spaces are quickly filling up for the Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) training! This workshop is hosted by NATA and will take place in August in Gainesville. Last month, we blogged about the value of S-130/190… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)

June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season.  No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on the bag must be 0-0-#, this means fertilizer… Read More