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Water Wednesday Preview: Stormwater Ponds

We are so excited to unveil the new Water Wednesday: Water Wednesday Ask Extension and Water Wednesday Webinar.

Water Wednesday Ask Extension is brand new format. No formal presentation. No registration. We just would like to chat with you and answer your questions about Florida’s water. Water Wednesday Ask Extension is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 PM ET on Facebook Live. And then we will dive into Water Wednesday Webinar. It is held on the third Wednesday of each month. It will give you a more in-depth understanding of a specific water issue in Florida and how we can be part of the solution to solve the issue.

This month Water Wednesday will focus on Stormwater Ponds.

There are at least 75,000 stormwater ponds across the state! You can find anywhere, from our neighborhood to golf course or the shopping plaza where we get our groceries. While you have seen plenty of stormwater ponds, did you know how these ponds work? Believe or not, the primary purpose of stormwater ponds is flood control. They help mitigate the impacts of urban stormwater runoff while protecting our natural waterways from nutrient loading, erosion, sedimentation, and algal blooms (Howley et al., 2021).

If you want to learn more about stormwater ponds, don’t miss Water Wednesday this month.

Water Wednesday Ask Extension about Stormwater Ponds

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 2 PM ET on Facebook

No registration is needed. We will host this interactive Q&A event on Facebook Live. Be sure to bring your questions for this interactive Facebook Live event.

Link to the UF/IFAS Extension Central District – Water Resources Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WaterCentralFlorida

All you need to do is:

  1. Hit the Like button on the Event Page to receive the event notifications,
  2. Tune in at 2 PM ET on Facebook, and
  3. Ask us any questions about Stormwater Ponds.

Host: Dr. Yilin Zhuang, Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Central District

Guest speaker: Dr. AJ Reisinger, Assistant Professor in Soil and Water Science Department

Water Wednesday Webinar: Stormwater Ponds Management

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2 PM ET on Zoom

During this webinar, we will dive into stormwater ponds, including the primary function of a stormwater pond, types of stormwater ponds, and what we can do to make these ponds aesthetically pleasing.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to register to attend the webinar.

Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ij_szZNqS4Kjolm4jBhZuQ

Speakers: Gabriel Vicari, Water Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Marion County and Dr. Yilin Zhuang, Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Central District

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