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UF experts: Random mangrove tree-trimming can cause serious damage

February 23, 2022

About three of every four Floridians live along the coast, and mangrove trees often dot waterfront properties. Sometimes owners want to trim the mangroves so they can see the sea better. But the state regulates mangrove trimming. The 1996 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation
Tags: Ecosystems, Fish, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Mangrove Trees, Michael Andreu, Natalia Medina-Irizarry, Pruning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Storms, Trimming, Wind
two horseshoe crabs spawn, one with an acoustic tag mounted on top of it

New project tracks horseshoe crabs in the Indian River Lagoon, largest nesting site in the state

February 18, 2022

For the first time, horseshoe crabs in the Indian River Lagoon will be tracked with acoustic tags that monitor their movements and behavior. Monitoring animal movement with acoustic tags can provide data that helps manage the ecosystems those ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch, Florida Sea Grant, Horseshoe Crabs, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County

Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

March 22, 2021

Florida's Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida's submerged areas so current and future generations can ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, FDEP, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Seagrass, Water Quality

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program marks 28th year of protecting Florida’s waters

February 24, 2021

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month, giving the state’s residents ways to install and maintain great yards -- while preserving the environment.[/inlinetweet] Kicking ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Anniversary, Esen Momol, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Lawns, Nitrogen Loading, Nutrient Management, UF IFAS Extension

Mysterious Mangroves

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

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