Category: Community Volunteers

Graduate Student Highlight: Mackenzie Bell

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Palm Desert in southern California, Mackenzie Bell is a graduate research assistant at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Mackenzie’s thesis surrounds improving Brazilian Peppertree… Read More

UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium

Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium. Forest Resource and Conservation professor, Dr. Ajay Sharma was the keynote speaker for their 12th annual symposium…. Read More

Veterans Gain Stress Reduction Techniques through Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When U.S. Navy veteran Deanne Thompson, 52, signed up for a free group gardening class through the University of Florida’s Wilmot Botanical Gardens, she didn’t realize the stress relief benefits and social outlet she would… Read More

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results 2019

Coastal cleanup by the numbers The 2019 Cedar Key version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a huge success! At least 168 volunteers removed 4,943 pounds of trash from local shorelines. That’s almost 2.5 tons of trash! While this… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office October 21st to the 23rd

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office at the North Charlotte Regional Park at 1120 O’Donnell Road, Port Charlotte FL 33953, October 21st to the 23rd, so please forgive us for any inconvenience during this short transition…. Read More

Celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day and Awareness Month

By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County October is all about Fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween costumes. Here at Sarasota County Sustainability, we are also excited about October because it is National Energy Awareness Month, and today,… Read More