Flat, green and wet. A verdant expanse of swamp, river and estuary. But also, seasonally dry, home to cactus and a friend of fire. Florida is a land of dichotomy, initially identified by its vast wet expanses but… Read More
Environmental Quality Incentives Program-Forestland or Silvopasture The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides cost sharing programs for producers to help improve conservation value of their lands. These programs and the related free technical assistance are extremely valuable to… Read More
Attention Nature Lovers! The Florida Master Naturalist Program will be offering an Uplands Module Spring 2019.
UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County have released the dates for the Spring 2019 Uplands Module! Classes will be held every Thursday beginning on April 18th and running through May 23, 2019. This… Read More
Application Deadline is Dec. 21 Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Dec. 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2019 funding…. Read More
Conservation awards presented at year end 4-H and FFA banquets At the end of each school year, the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District (MRSWCD) sponsors a Conservation Award for one student from each FFA or 4-H chapter… Read More
Results are in from the State Envirothon held at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville last month, and both of our local teams received a category recognition. ‘Green is the New Black’ from Manatee High School-Advisor Pat… Read More
Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors too. The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology. You will learn about the fauna (wildlife and invasive species too) and the… Read More