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Category: Water

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

Teaching with Passion

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account… Read More

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2

That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain. This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans.  Read Part 1 here. Impacts on climate change  Oil, gas,… Read More

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat… Read More

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

BRADENTON, Fla. — Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into… 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

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 1

Planet Earth’s Ocean has got 5 trillion problems and it’s all plastic.  What is plastic From the Greek πλαστικος (plastikos), the term “plastics” literally means “fit for molding”. Plastic derives from cellulose and fossil fuel-based chemicals, like natural gas or… Read More

Webinar: Septic System Care Before and After A Storm

Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes, with the state facing peak season from August to October. Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms, producing strong winds, storm surge flooding and heavy rainfall.  When hurricanes dump excessive rain… Read More