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Category: Natural Resources

The First Annual Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival a Huge Success

      In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019.  This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More

Winter: Friend or Foe to Invasive Plants?

By Dr. Candice Prince, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants & UF Agronomy Faculty A common joke in Florida is that only has two seasons: hot, and hotter. Tourists flock to the state during the winter months… Read More

Cedar Key Seabird Rescue: 2019 Summary

Years later, still helping birds Cedar Key Seabird Rescue was founded in August 2016 by the Cedar Keys Audubon with support from several organizations, including the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Florida Sea Grant, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation… Read More

Sea Grant Notes – Jan 24, 2020

January 24, 2019                                   Sea Grant Notes     2020 EMBRACE THE GULF – The Gulf Basin https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/14/embrace-the-gulf-2020-the-gulf-itself/.   2020 YEAR OF THE TURTLE – The Snapping Turtles https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/24/2020-year-of-the-turtle-the-snapping-turtles/.   CHANGES IN SPOTTED SEATROUT RULES GO INTO EFFECT FEB… Read More

Seagrass restoration success rates revealed by new study

Seagrass restoration has a bad rap. Or, at least, recent studies about seagrass restoration report high costs and low success rates. But, much of what we know about seagrass restoration is buried deep in reports and permits, never… Read More