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Category: Water

UF researchers surprised to find microplastics in Florida Keys lagoons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers conducting a planned University of Florida-led study on plankton in two lagoons of the Florida Keys stumbled upon an unexpected presence in the course of their routine sampling: microplastics. A new publication in the… Read More

Invite Native Orchids to your Yard

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview Blog – Water: Florida’s Lifeblood

#WaterWednesday is a weekly webinar at Facebook Live for Floridians interested in learning more about Florida’s most precious natural resource: water! This week’s topic is Water: Florida’s Lifeblood. Water Wednesday in April will feature Water Conservation. We will… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide?  Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help us… Read More

Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing Piney Point Reservoir… Read More

When is a permit needed to pull the weeds in my lakefront?

By Kelli Gladding, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Biological Scientist  Spring has sprung in Florida and now is the time to get ready for outdoor activities! Though never fun, it may be important to pull those… Read More

FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: TAKING FLORIDA-FRIENDLY ONLINE

T. McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: Regarding water quantity, The Central Water Initiative predicts a deficiency of 250 million gallons per day in the projected water supply for Central Florida by 2035. From a water… Read More

Spring CEU Sale Reminder

If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new course: PIO CORE… Read More