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
At the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon held in late January, over 110 students representing seven Manatee and Sarasota County high schools competed at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition ... READ MORE
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
Mulch is Magic
Close your eyes. Picture your ideal landscape. For me, a cottage garden full of native Florida wildflowers, edible plants and herbs and a wild backyard with food for birds and trails leading to secluded statues and a place of ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Florida, November 2, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from Florida for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers ... READ MORE
Every June, dozens of divers across the state embark on a search for one of Florida's most quintessential and charismatic reef fish. Since 2010, these citizen scientists have been providing data regarding Goliath grouper presence and size ... READ MORE
For a quick list of links to current red tide conditions, scroll to the end!
First published September 2018. Last updated July 19, 2021.
We get a lot of questions about red tide in southwest Florida...especially during blooms. A Google ... READ MORE
Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season Begins
Federal Program Protects Public Safety
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage ... READ MORE
The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit...
Still on a Screen Near You.
For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of Florida’s artificial reef program. This ... READ MORE