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Category: Community Volunteers

Superheroes of the Natural World

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor If there were superheroes of the… Read More

Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!

In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material…. Read More

Stand Up and Holler- Gator Nation Giving Day- February 18th

Gator Nation Giving Day February 18, 2021 has been designated by the University of Florida’s Institute of Flood and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) as Gator Nation Giving Day!  What this means is that anyone can go to this University… Read More

Living fossils saving lives

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing vaccines and sterility… Read More

Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida’s diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? You guessed… Read More

Florida’s Birds, Lakes, and Volunteers

Florida LAKEWATCH is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida waters. Collectively, volunteers have gathered accurate water quality data on over 2,700 aquatic systems, including wetlands, dune lakes, estuaries,… Read More