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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
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Trees should be treated as infrastructure

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January 24, 2022

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Natural Resources, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Trees, Urban Ecology

Florida Land Steward Update, January 21, 2022

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January 21, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS BILL BLACK AND DENISE MATTHEWS, 2022 FLORIDA LAND STEWARDS OF THE YEAR! We congratulate Bill Black and Denise Matthews for the outstanding stewardship of their Sparkleberry Farm property in Alachua County. As a result of their ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Trees, Urban Ecology

Trees should be treated as infrastructure

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January 20, 2022

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Natural Resources, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Trees, Urban Ecology

RESTORING A 1920’S GOLF COURSE INTO AN ECOLOGICAL PARK: A CASE STUDY OF THE ROLLING HILLS


April 11, 2020

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and K. McCormick, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: The Rolling Hills Park project is a Florida Communities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2020, 2020 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Central District, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, K. McCormick, Natural Resources, Parks, Sanford FL, Seminole County, T.McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension, Urban Ecology

Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds


May 28, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, AJ Reisinger, Basil Iannone, Carrie Adams, Eban Bean, Environmental Horticulture Department, Invasive Species, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SHED, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Pond, Urban Ecology, Water

Celebrating Florida Arbor Day


January 15, 2019

Did you know that Florida has its own Arbor Day, celebrated on the third Friday of January? While the nationwide celebration occurs in late April, many states observe their own Arbor Day at the start of their tree-planting season. In honor of ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Arbor Day, Florida Arbor Day, Forest, Management, School Of Forest Resources & Conservation, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Urban Ecology, Urban Forestry

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