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Cortez Kind: Celebrating Over 100 Years of Commercial Fishing


January 17, 2023

41st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: The Cortez Kind are Getting Ready to Party with a Purpose! Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cortez, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County, Manatee County Extension, Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County, Seafood, Working Waterfronts

Online Resource for Water Conservation

Maggie Gaughan
December 6, 2022

Splash into new online irrigation and landscape resources with the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension's Mobile Irrigation Lab site! This site is intended to serve as a resource hub for landscape, irrigation and water conservation information. ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Microirrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rebate Program, Water Conservation

A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents

Maggie Gaughan
November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Welcome, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton

Does your Irrigation Make Sense, WaterSense?

Maggie Gaughan
September 12, 2022

Does your irrigation system make sense? Are your sprinklers working for you or against you in your mission to irrigate efficiently? Luckily, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a label to distinguish water-efficient products ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: EPA, Irrigation, Landscape, Save Water, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Pressure, Watersense

The Rain Sensor: Is your Rainy Season Hero Alive and Well?

Maggie Gaughan
June 14, 2022

Over here in Southwest Florida, rainy season has officially begun! The unsung hero of the rainy season is none-other than the rain sensor! Rain sensors interrupt your irrigation system controller's programmed schedule when adequate rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rain, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

Spring Farm Tour 2022


March 17, 2022

The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought over eighty participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Manatee County. Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District board ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Soil And Water Conservation District

Gearing up! A Coastal Community Celebrates the Return of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival


February 1, 2022

Gearing up for the 40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural history of the region and honor the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cultural Heritage, Festivals, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County Extension

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