Category: Water

Rain gardens help manage stormwater runoff

People often don’t understand the purpose of a ‘rain garden’.  Consequently, they may confuse it with a water garden or a bog garden. In reality, a rain garden is neither.  It is, however, an important part of Florida-friendly Landscaping program. This program is a research-based guide to protecting our water… Read More

How to Water Your Lawn and Save Water for the Fishes

Did you know that about 60% of home water usage is used to water landscapes? That is, 60% of our fresh drinking water is used to grow one of the world’s largest inedible crops! So how can you… Read More

UF to tackle water issues, challenges at annual symposium on Feb. 6, 7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Water—how much we have, its quality and how we use it – is the one issue that touches every Florida resident and community. Scientists from North America will gather at the University of Florida to… Read More

Workout on the Waterfront supports public aquarium in Cedar Key

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 24, Nature Coast residents will run, walk and paddle in support of science education and pollution prevention. Proceeds from the second annual Workout on the Waterfront (WOW) will go toward the 2018 International Coastal… Read More

Water Conservation in Your Landscape

Water is one of our most valued resources in Florida and across the world. Both water quality and quantity are affected by landscape irrigation, fertilization, and pest management practices. Despite having seemingly extensive water resources and high rainfall,… Read More