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WATER WEDNESDAY RECAP – HOW CAN I BE A GOOD STORMWATER NEIGHBOR?


April 26, 2022

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, GI, Green Infrastructure, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Stormwater, Water Wednesday

Water Wednesday Recap: Reclaimed Water


December 1, 2021

Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water? Reclaimed water is former domestic ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Mary Lusk, Reclaimed Water, Recycled Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds


October 29, 2021

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the water cycle. This is ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, AJ Reisinger, FFL, Gabriel Vicari, Runoff, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Waterfront, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Preview: Stormwater Ponds


September 24, 2021

We are so excited to unveil the new Water Wednesday: Water Wednesday Ask Extension and Water Wednesday Webinar. Water Wednesday Ask Extension is brand new format. No formal presentation. No registration. We just would like to chat with you ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Flood Control, Runoff, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Water Wednesday, Webinar

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting


September 23, 2021

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water Supply, DIY, Don Rainey, Rain Barrel, Rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting, Runoff, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners


April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this webinar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?


September 29, 2020

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Biodegradable, Bioplastics, Compostable, Environmentally Friendly, Florida Water, Microplastics, MREC, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – DIY Beeswax Food Wraps


September 21, 2020

Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.   Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on Sept. 9, here is your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beeswax, Food Wraps, Microplastics, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

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