Category: Conservation

Local Teams Excel at State Envirothon Competition

Results are in from the State Envirothon held at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville last month, and both of our local teams received a category recognition. ‘Green is the New Black’ from Manatee High School-Advisor Pat… Read More

One fish, two fish, where’s that huge fish? Collaborative efforts inform Goliath grouper management

Goliath grouper are one of Florida’s most iconic fish. Capable of reaching sizes greater than 7 feet in total length and weighing in at over 700 pounds, this fish is not afraid of much of anything. A reef… Read More

Loving the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County

Photo of the sun rising over Lake Alice, Gainesville Floida

Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors too.  The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology. You will learn about the fauna (wildlife and invasive species too) and the… Read More