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The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

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May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

Cheers to moms, including the wild ones

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May 10, 2023

No two moms’ parenting methods are alike, and the same can be said about motherhood in the animal kingdom. To share some fun facts about animal moms frequently spotted in Florida, we went to University of Florida experts. Burrowing owls ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Babies, Bats, Bluebirds, Burrowing Owls, Corey Callaghan, Croc Docs, Eastern Bluebird, Ecology, Florida Bats, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frank Mazzotti, Kathryn Sieving, Katie Sieving, Ken Gioeli, Maia McGuire, Manatees, Mother's Day, News, Songbirds, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wildlife Babies, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Wildlife Young
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Sarasota County Launches Interactive Water Quality “Story Map”

May 9, 2023

As part of Sarasota County’s ongoing commitment to water quality and protecting area water resources, the county has launched an interactive web tool showcasing a variety of water quality preservation projects and initiatives. From county ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Preservation, Reclamation, Sarasota County, Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Wildlife

Florida Waters Stewardship Program

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May 5, 2023

Water touches every part of our lives. Whether you're an avid fisher, a weekend beachgoer, or just someone who enjoys a tall, cold glass of H₂O, your life depends on an ample supply of clean water. Originally developed by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conserve, Environment, Florida Waters Stewardship Program, FWSP, Pgm_Water, Preserve, Protect, Water

Florida Land Steward Update, May 5, 2023

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May 5, 2023

SIGNUP OPEN FOR 2023 SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE (SPB) ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Apply by June 9 The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program, supported through a grant by the U.S. Forest Service, provides incentive payments ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Conservation Easements, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Online Course, Scholarships And Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Pine Beetle, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

Florida Master Naturalist Program – New/Revised Coastal Systems Course

April 27, 2023

Are you interested in Florida’s amazing coastal environments and the diverse array of species that live there? Did you know there are killer whales in the Gulf of Mexico and that a new species of whale was recently discovered in the Gulf? ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Systems, Conservation Education, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Natural Resources, UF IFAS Extension

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