Category: Water

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests through cultural, host resistance, physical or mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical control methods. Why should you use IPM? IPM provides long-lasting strategies resulting in more consistent pest… Read More

Green Industries Best Management Practices

The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) were established in response to community concerns about water quality and water quantity issues in Florida. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and… Read More

Record attendance at the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop

Sarasota County had record attendance at the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 30 with 183 participants! This is an increase of about 40 percent from last year. We want to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and planning committee… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(This is the second part of a series about how to take the guesswork out of watering the lawn. For part 1, click here.) Measuring the moisture where it counts…at the roots.   Just over a decade ago,… Read More

Sediment and Erosion Control

As described in the Equine Best Management Practices manual, sediment and erosion control measures are permanent or temporary practices to prevent sediment loss from fields, slow water flow, and/or trap and collect debris and sediments in runoff water…. Read More