UF/IFAS
Extension Hernando County

Category: Water

Bugs, Drones, and Trees! Oh, My!


August 18, 2022

Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Florida Sea Grant, Invasive Species, UF Bugs, UF Entomology, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course


August 12, 2022

Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant

Land and Sea! 6th Annual Coastal Cleanup


August 12, 2022

It's that time of year again! SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Coastal Cleanup! Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses and the County government to host the 2022 International ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Cleanup, Florida Sea Grant, International Coastal Cleanup

UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Develops Scallop Sorter Tool


July 27, 2022

Chuck before you shuck! Leave the small scallops behind! Did you know bay scallops in Florida's waters only live for 18 months? Or that the recreational harvest season along the Gulf Coast occurs before scallops are allowed to reproduce? ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Best Management Practices, Florida Sea Grant, Scallop Sorter, Scallops

Frequently Asked Questions: Scalloping in Hernando County


June 30, 2022

Recreational scalloping along Florida's Adventure Coast is finally here! Are you ready? Here are some answers to some FAQ about scalloping in Hernando County. Is there somewhere I can walk off of the shore and go scalloping? Scallops are ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Recreational Scalloping, Scalloping, Scallops

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season


July 27, 2021

Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters." Their efforts have not gone unnoticed by visitors ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Hernando, Scallops, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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