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Free monthly Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ webinar offers consumers tips on lawns, gardens, composting, much more


January 23, 2024

Is your lawn showing signs of pests? Looking to give your landscape that tropical Florida native design? Looking for new ways to mulch your garden with some composting basics? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Marble, Compost, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Living Shorelines, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Michael Orfanedes, Mulch, Norma Samuel, Rain Gardens, Rain Harvesting, Taylor Clem, Tree Care, UF/IFAS Broward Extension Office, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Vincent Encomio

UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant agent’s work on living shorelines honored by Treasure Coast environmental association


December 7, 2023

Vincent Encomio is all about building resiliency and sustainability for Florida’s coastlines. As a Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension Martin and St. Lucie counties, Encomio has made significant strides in enhancing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Coastal Resiliency, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shorelines, Treasure Coast, UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, Vincent Encomio

A 2023 hurricane season success story: Cedar Key’s living shorelines bolster resilient community


November 29, 2023

Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion. Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Resilience, Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Season, Living Shorelines, Mark Clark, Oyster Reefs, Savanna Barry, Wave Energy, Wave Gauge

How Complicated is Permitting a Living Shoreline? It Depends!


July 6, 2023

"It Depends"  Have you ever asked a question about permitting along a shoreline and heard the answer “Well, it depends”? Well, it does! It depends on whether the land or water jurisdiction is private, state, or federally managed. Furthermore, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Erosion, Erosion Control, Living Shoreline, Permitting, Pgm_Marine, Shoreline
Living Shoreline course participants visit a local shoreline to assess and consider living shoreline characteristics. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension, Mandy Sunshine Baily]

Partners for Living Shorelines: A Thank You to Colleagues and Course Participants


June 28, 2023

Thank You Partners and Course Participants for a Great Start in 2023! The Florida Sea Grant Living Shoreline Program core team - Dr. Savanna Barry, Armando J. Ubeda, Rick O’Connor, Dr. Vincent Encomio, and Mandy Sunshine Baily- would like ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Erosion, Erosion Control, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shoreline, Pgm_Marine, Shoreline

Living Shoreline FAQs


April 18, 2023

A living shoreline uses natural materials such as marsh grasses, mangroves, and bags of oyster shell to stabilize the shoreline.  Living shorelines prevent erosion while simultaneously restoring habitat.  Residents living in coastal areas ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Erosion, Flagler, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Habitat Restoration, Living Shorelines, Volusia, Water Quality
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Old Fenimore Mill Living Shoreline Update


April 3, 2023

Guest post by: Jackie Hill, Old Fenimore Mill (OFM) Homeowners' Association  Living Shoreline Master Plan Inspires OFM Living Shoreline On March 19, 2019 Savanna Barry, the Regional Specialized Extension Agent based in Cedar Key, FL at the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

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