Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Take central Florida where Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is for example, on average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando. In addition to the sunshine, I would also like to call Florida ... READ MORE
EARTH DAY 2022 - THANKS PRIVATE LAND STEWARDS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES YOU PROVIDE!
Today we celebrate Earth Day and recognize the critical resources that we all depend on for survival and inspiration. As a part of that we need to remember ... READ MORE
Not all problems are created equal. Some are just larger and more complicated than others. It is in these situations, where the thorniest problems live, that truly unique and out-of-the-box ideas are required. In 1910, water hyacinth had ... READ MORE
2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Natural Resources
J.Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County and Hernando County, Bushnell, FL
Situation: Florida is home to more than 7,800 freshwater lakes. The vastness of these water systems ... READ MORE
2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium – Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL)
L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL
Situation. Sumter County, Florida, is home to a significant part of The Villages, ... READ MORE
Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE
Spend just a few minutes trying to wade through sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense), and the origin of the “saw” moniker is evident. This relatively tall (9-12 feet) wetland plant is bordered on its long blades and on the underside of its ... READ MORE
Yilin Zhuang, regional specialized agent for water resources in the UF/IFAS Extension Central District, has been awarded the Early Career Leadership Achievement Award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP).
Zhuang, ... READ MORE