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October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise
Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest

2021 Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest


October 4, 2021

The Ichetucknee Partnership has partnered with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County this year to develop some fun pages for this year's Florida Gateway Fair's Annual Coloring Contest. The Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest will feature our local ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Events, Livestock, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Clubs, 4-H Virtual, 4-H Youth Development, 4-Hers, Bellamy Beaver, Club Meetings, Clubs, Life Skills, STEM, Youth Development
Sunset over Lake May in Winter Haven, FL.

“Florida’s Most Recognizable Reptile, the American Alligator” – A new episode from Naturally Florida!


September 30, 2021

When alligators are in the news, it's not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone's life. In fact, it's often the opposite. These often maligned reptiles are part of life in Florida. They are critical species for the health ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

Join Broward County Citi-Science -Water Quality Rain Harvesting Project


September 27, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know? South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida's rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of South Florida ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Edible Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Food Safety, Gallons Of Water, IFASwater, Rainbarrels, Safe Water, Stormwater Management, Vegetables, Water Quality
landscape image of trees in foreground and river behind

Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate students complete project focused on the Amazon


September 27, 2021

An interdisciplinary effort to improve governance and infrastructure in the Amazon (GIA) included expertise from the University of Florida. Several graduate students, including from the UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment's Interdisciplinary ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: School Of Natural Resources And Environment, The Amazon

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting


September 23, 2021

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water Supply, DIY, Don Rainey, Rain Barrel, Rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting, Runoff, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Youth Benefit from Spending Time Angling


September 23, 2021

Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing. It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment. This, itself can be a valuable lesson for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Angling, Fishing, Learning, Life Skills, Nature, Wildlife, Youth

There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection


September 23, 2021

The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature. A great way to teach them about the great outdoors ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Curriculum, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Children, Mental Health, Nature, Outdoors, Quality Time, Woods”, Youth
Aerial image of airboat and aquatic vegetation

What’s the Buzz?: Drone Technology in Aquatic Plant Management


September 22, 2021

By: Jonathan Glueckert, Biologist with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) If you take a quick scroll through your social media feed, you’ll probably see spectacular aerial images of landscapes and architecture. While these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Drone Technology, Turning Science Into Solutions, UAVs, UF/IFAS CAIP

Maximizing Fish Habitat Through Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration


September 17, 2021

Written by Audrey Looby, Ph.D. student, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Over the past three years, I have been spent days trying and at times failing to catch fish on a lake or watching videos of baby Florida bass swim around a tank, all in ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Seagrass

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