Gear up for the 7th Annual UF/IFAS Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County!
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Check-in Location: 6340 Shoal Lind Blvd., Spring Hill
Each ... READ MORE
The University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 30 tagged snook in Pasco and Hernando counties. Each fish has an internal acoustic tag that communicates its unique ID onto a receiver and an external ... READ MORE
The 2022 Coastal Cleanup was a success! We had 266 volunteers of all ages remove debris from land and sea.
Our trash sorting station not only logged the types and amounts of trash but also weighed the debris this year. We estimated that ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
Growing pineapples at home is easy!
Interested in adding a patch of pineapples to your home garden? Learn how to grow perfect pineapples from University of Florida researchers and take home 3 Ananas comosus 'Florida Special' pineapple plants ... READ MORE
Suppose you have ventured to coastal boat ramps in Hernando and Citrus counties this summer. In that case, you may have been asked by UF/IFAS Extension employees to be seagrass safe. But why?
Seagrasses are completely submerged grass-like ... READ MORE
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