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Your New Go-To Site for Stormwater Pond Resources

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December 6, 2022

Your new go-to site for stormwater pond resources has been created by staff at the UF/IFAS Extension service for residents, professionals and anyone else that is looking to learn more! This website serves as a research tool and resource center ... READ MORE

Category: , Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Friendly, Pond, Run-off, Stormwater, Stormwater Pond, Water Conservation, Water Quality
outdoor scene of water body with heavy vegetation on shoreline, and blue skies on horizon. [credit: sarasota county government]

Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality

National Endangered Species Day


May 19, 2022

National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022,  created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.     Florida Endangered list  Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endangered Species, Eva Pabon, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nature, Parks, Stormwater, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife

11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA

WATER WEDNESDAY RECAP – HOW CAN I BE A GOOD STORMWATER NEIGHBOR?


April 26, 2022

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, GI, Green Infrastructure, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Low-impact Development, Stormwater, Water Wednesday

UF study: Stormwater ponds do little to prevent pollution in nearby lakes and ponds

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March 31, 2022

For years, scientists questioned the ability of stormwater ponds to keep nutrients out of lakes and rivers. Turns out, they were right to be suspicious, new University of Florida research shows. Stormwater ponds are built to prevent soil ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Basil Iannone, BMPs, Depressional Wetlands, Kayla Hess, Lakes, Mowing, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Rain, Retention Ponds, Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban, Urban Ecology

Lakefront Landscaping webinar recording

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February 17, 2022

In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Ditch, Garden, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Orange, Permit, Pond, Rain Garden, Seminole, Silvasy, Stormwater

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