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Category: Natural Resources

Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the career… Read More

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC snapper page, Gulf… Read More

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which… Read More

Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent

Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. The person responsible for leading that program serves a… Read More

How nature can protect us from natural disasters

Did you know that our beautiful Florida environment can protect us from natural disasters? These ecosystem services, or contributions that the environment provides for human well-being, are crucial during our times of need. Coastal Wetlands Coastal Wetlands can… Read More