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Category: Coasts & Marine

Veteran Florida Sea Grant agent takes new role as liaison at federal level

A veteran Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agent will now work in a larger role to help mitigate harmful algal blooms nationwide. For 17 years as an Extension agent, Betty Staugler has been based at the UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

Scallop Sitter Volunteer Program Returns to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties

Scallop Restoration Efforts Can you remember where you were last spring? The uncertainty of each day seemed to go on forever. We planned several education programs that eventually were canceled or migrated to online events. Scallop Sitters was one… Read More

Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus

The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit… Still on a Screen Near You. For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of Florida’s artificial reef program. This… Read More

Updated list of ‘virtual’ natural resources programs from UF/IFAS

Below is an UPDATED list of virtual programs currently being offered by UF/IFAS Extension faculty that focus on natural resources in Florida.  Natural resources are abundant in Florida, but it’s not always possible to go out and explore… Read More

Miami-Dade County has a New Fertilizer Ordinance!

The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the “Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes” to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse of fertilizers… Read More

National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies how anthropogenic stressors… Read More

Being Florida-Friendly™

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and lakes seem abundant…. Read More