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Recreational Scalloping Season 2020

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida’s Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational… Read More

Homeshooling: Survival Mode

Have you ever heard the phrase, “momma needs a minute”?  I am sure some of you are thinking momma needs more than a minute, as parents begin to juggle homeschool and work.  Parents went from juggling homework, ball… Read More

Coastal Shoreline Restoration from the couch

Going virtual In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats – or, at least, we were until COVID-19 threw a wrench in our plans. But we press on! We are excited to announce… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

How to Make Social Distancing More Fun for Kids at Home

While we are all learning a new norm of how-to social distance ourselves, let’s try to find ways to make the best of it.  There are lots of activities we an still do with our family during this time. … Read More

During This Unprecedented Time of Social Distancing, Try Cooking With Your Kids

Many people are staying at home right now without a clue of what to do while social distancing due to the coronavirus.  Instead of looking at it as a disruption or inconvenience, let’s look at it as a… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program

volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

This course has been cancelled – see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option. An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, but… Read More