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Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Manage it, or let nature take its course?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This… Read More

‘GatorByte’ to detect water quality less expensively – and at different places, times

A water-quality buoy called ‘GatorByte” might help resource managers monitor water quality over space and time – all for as little as $1,500. Eban Bean, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), is working on… Read More

Free online water conservation course

The Importance of Online Education Being an earth-conscious, environmentally-friendly individual takes a lot of research and work. Knowing when and how to save resources does not always come intuitively. Especially in our current circumstances, finding the time to… Read More

Source of irrigation water influences how much of it you conserve

Whether you get your water from a public utility, a well or recycled water, the source will influence how much water you save, a new University of Florida study shows. Turns out, city water users tend to engage… Read More

Happy National Lighthouse Day

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water can contribute to… Read More