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Category: Natural Resources

Water Wednesday Preview: The Power of Your Pond

Stormwater ponds are designed to collect and manage runoff from rainwater. When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other hard surfaces, the rainfall that doesn’t soak into the ground (known as stormwater runoff) flows into… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Bill Gibson, Ecotourism Operator

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Bill Gibson, Florida Master Naturalist… Read More

EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions

The EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions is open for 60 days and provides the opportunity to review the actual language of a biological opinion. The last blog outlined the basics of a Biological Opinion and how they… Read More

Getting your Farm stuff together: Keeping Record on your computer  

I often get calls from small farmers who need help starting their farming operation. To successfully start and continue operating a small farm, basic knowledge of animal production is crucial, along with documentation of the processes carried out… Read More

Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I asked the Master… Read More

Is it really about having good luck?

In my whole life, I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. Until now. Last week, I found one. Today, two more. So is luck really something that is that hard to find? Do we really have to spend our… Read More

Go green with UF/IFAS Extension’s online education

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s Waste Reduction program has added three new courses to UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning. Read more about these opportunities, then follow the supplied link(s) to register. Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs) The “Green… Read More