This article was written by Beth Robertson, Water Conservation Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
March 22nd is World Water Day, a day to remember the importance of water in our lives, its responsible use, and the work still to ... READ MORE
Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Lisa DeFillips
This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Crystal River. I owe a tremendous thank you to Tim Jones, Trisha ... READ MORE
Written by Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter
Anglers fish with hooks, lines, and sinkers to get their catch of the day.
Biologists on the other hand use electrofishing to stun and collect their wild specimens, and state scientists needed ... READ MORE
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) has found an alarming invasion of Blue tilapia that has replaced the native fish population in Silver Springs State Park based on a recent survey.
In 2019, Blue tilapia made up 25% of the ... READ MORE
Kenzie Hagedorn always knew that she wanted to do environmental work and that she wanted to use her career to help people. Kenzie is getting ready to graduate this spring with one major and two minors after three years of undergraduate study. ... READ MORE
Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida's springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms.
Springs ... READ MORE