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A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along workshop with University… Read More

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

BRADENTON, Fla. — Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into… Read More

Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing Piney Point Reservoir… Read More

UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds

Florida teems with rain. Depending on where you live, you might get 40 to 60 inches annually. That rain must go somewhere. Enter Florida’s 76,000 stormwater pods. When it rains, the water runs off the land, bringing chemicals,… Read More

Clams as Restoration Tools: GSI Workshop Prioritizes Research Needs for Florida

The Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) works with industry, research and regulatory partners throughout Florida and the Gulf region to improve and increase the production of bivalve shellfish for both ecological and economic benefit. Key to their mission is… Read More

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students… Read More

How to get the Manatee County Landscape BMP for the Fertilizer Ordinance while Social Distancing

Who Needs the LBMP? All landscape maintenance professionals in Manatee County that ARE NOT applying fertilizer (other than clerical or administrative staff) must individually obtain a Landscape Best Management Practices (Landscape BMP) certification from the Manatee County Extension… Read More

Resources for understanding blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms

Originally published June 28, 2019. Last updated July 12, 2021. For a quick list of resources related to blue-green algae blooms, scroll to the end! Summer is here. Sunshine, high temperatures and drenching rains are what make Florida… Read More