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Sumter County Water School Recap: A Smashing Success


November 12, 2021

Sumter County Water School, which took place in The Villages October 21 and 22, was a smashing success this year, bringing together more than 20 industry professionals from Sumter and adjoining counties to discuss Florida's most precious resource: ... READ MORE

Category: , Water
Tags: Central Florida Water, Florida Water, Resource Management, Stormwater Pond, Sumter County, Water, Water Quality, Water Resource, Water School, Yilin, Yilin Zhuang, Zhuang

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida


June 24, 2021

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Cost Share, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

Water Wednesday Recap: Florida’s Water Policies 1


March 5, 2021

Water Wednesday in March will feature Clean Water. To start, we briefly reviewed the Florida water policies and regulations in last Water Wednesday. Before clean water laws, raw sewage sometimes kept swimmers out of the surf at Florida beaches. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central Florida Water Initiative, Florida, Florida Water, Shashank Test 1, Shashank Test 2 New, Shashank Test 3, Water, Water Policy, Water Quality, Water Wednesday

Water Wednesday Recap: Florida’s Water Policies


March 5, 2021

Water Wednesday in March will feature Clean Water. To start, we briefly reviewed the Florida water policies and regulations in last Water Wednesday. Before clean water laws, raw sewage sometimes kept swimmers out of the surf at Florida beaches. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central Florida Water Initiative, Florida, Florida Water, Water, Water Policy, Water Quality, Water Wednesday

Preview: Florida Water Policy


March 1, 2021

  It's no secret that water is Florida's most precious resource. After all, Florida is surrounded by 1,350 miles of coastline and home to more than 7,800 natural lakes 0 including the 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. With a growing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central Florida Water Initiative, Florida Water, Florida Water Policy, Florida Water Quality, MREC, Water Policy, Water Quality, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms


November 10, 2020

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida's springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Florida Springs, Nutrient, Springs, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water Quality, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping


May 25, 2020

You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means "you plant it and you forget it" or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Norma Samuel, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Pollution Solution


May 18, 2020

Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Krista Stump, Landscaping, LID, Low Impact Development, Runoff, Stormwater, UF/IFAS Extension, Water Conservation, Water Pollution, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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