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Category: Recreation

Master Naturalist program inspires action on environment

Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills. But once the longleafs were all cut, the mills, landings, and structures that supported the industry were… Read More

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season

Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando’s coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of “Scallop Sitters.” Their efforts have not gone unnoticed… Read More

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program’s awesome newsletter!  The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read… Read More

Florida Master Naturalists Can Discover Nature Journaling – August 13, 2021

Join us for a discovery of oyster bed and mangrove restoration, living shorelines. The UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021.  As part of this celebration, the UF/IFAS St Lucie County and Martin County… Read More

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries Management Council,… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available through a… Read More