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Weekly “What is it?”: Big Lagoon State Park


July 12, 2023

My favorite place in Escambia County is a waterlogged stretch of the coast near Perdido Key. Known formally as Big Lagoon State Park, the over 700-acre property has hiking, biking, and paddling trails, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Hiking, Weekly What Is It

Mary Ellen: A Florida Master Naturalist Program Success Story

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June 22, 2023

Introducing Mary Ellen A native of Louisiana, Mary Ellen grew up in Ponchatoula, a small town near New Orleans. She went on to study Wildlife Management and Forestry before moving to work for a statewide conservation organization in New Hampshire ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Course, Ecology, Environmental Education, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Master Naturalist, Pgm_EcoNR, Wildlife

Weekly “What is it?”: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center


April 19, 2023

On any given day, a walk down the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier over the Gulf of Mexico will typically reward the observant visitor with what, for most places, is a rare treat—a sea turtle sighting. Today, on a 30-minute stroll, we saw four ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Environmental Education, Sea Turtles, Weekly What Is It

Weekly “What is it?”: Gulf Breeze Wetlands Boardwalk & Trails


December 14, 2022

I am always on the lookout for easily accessible places to get out into nature. Much of my job entails leading other people outdoors and teaching them more about what they're seeing. I've found in my years with Extension that if someone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Environmental Education, Hiking, Snakes, Trees, Weekly What Is It

Legacy Herbicides in Lake Sediment

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February 23, 2022

Located in Highlands County, Florida, Lake Istokpoga is the state's fifth-largest lake (approximately 27,000 acres). Many stakeholders use this lake; from anglers and boaters to birdwatchers and hunters, including the local ecotourism industry ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Natural Resources, Science Communication, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS CAIP

Research Guide: Peppertree Adjuvants and Carrier Volume

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January 11, 2022

Research biologist Ben Sperry, alongside professors Stephen Enloe and James Leary, examined the impact of carrier volume on Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia) leaf treatments. The term 'carrier volume' refers to the concentration ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, UF/IFAS Research

Research Guide: Selective Torpedograss Control in Aquatic Systems

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January 11, 2022

Torpedograss (Panicum repens) is one of the most serious weeds in Florida, with management costs reaching approximately $2 million a year in flood control systems. By 1992, torpedograss had been found in over 70% of Florida's public waters. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Communications, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS CAIP

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