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Agricultural ‘quarantine’ explained, with two Florida counties under such orders


July 11, 2022

Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19. An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural Quarantine, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Quarantine, Whitney Elmore

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!


April 8, 2022

Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month! By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager. April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Arbor Day, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Microirrigation, Nine Principles, Pinellas County, Sprinkler, Water, Water Conservation Month

Pinellas Parks and Preserves are Open for Socially-Distant Recreation

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April 24, 2020

While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the Governor’s ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Beaches, Covid-19, Parks, Parks And Recreation, Pinellas County

UF Faculty Member and Alumna to Lead National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals


June 20, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Lara Milligan attended her first Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Conference in 2012 shortly after she began her position as natural resources agent for UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Association Of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Lara Milligan, Natural Resources, Pinellas County, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County
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Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall


May 3, 2019

The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it's first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019. The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening. (more…) READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: 4-H, Community Garden, Garden, Pinellas County, Vegetable Garden, Volunteer, Youth, Youth Development

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