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All Drains Lead to the Ocean

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June 25, 2021

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Estuary, Florida Sea Grant, IFASwater, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Pollution, Storm Water, Youth Development
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New research examines how hurricanes impact inland waters

June 22, 2020

A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters. “A ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Estuary, Hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Tracey Schafer

Mysterious Mangroves

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June 14, 2019

Mangroves Mangrove trees are an important part of Florida’s diverse ecosystem and are integral to the coastal estuaries where they grow. Mangrove forests in the tropics and subtropics are identifiable by their dense tangle of prop roots ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: Certified Mangrove Trimmer, Coastal, Estuary, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Mangrove, Mangrove Trimming

Water in the South Central Extension District: Big Issues Part II

August 25, 2016

~A look at National Estuary Programs on Florida's Gulf Coast and 5 things we can do to protect them If you live in Florida, chances are you have a water story. Whether it involves childhood memories of a day at the beach, water skiing on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Turf, Water
Tags: Caloosahatchee, Charlotte Harbor, Estuary, Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, UF IFAS Water Agents

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