Water-Wise Awards Program is Now Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Tampa Bay Water Community Water-Wise Awards program. In Pinellas County, the awards program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water, Pinellas County ... READ MORE
Guest post by Extension Specialist, James Stevenson.
What a colorful spring we are enjoying! Perhaps due to this year’s mild and wet winter, spring came early and with great wildflower flourish. It is certainly worth getting out in this ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
Spring is a beautiful time of year here in Florida. The birds are singing, the weather is warm (but not yet hot), and the flowers and trees are blooming. But along with the beautiful ... READ MORE
Did you know that our economy and natural environment are under siege by plant and animal invaders?
Invasions of exotic (non-native) species cost Floridians over $500 million each year! Our public lands, parks and preserves are very ... READ MORE
As my colleague Lara pointed out on February 15th, this week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. We'll be teaching many classes (schedule at link above) around Pinellas County to help you learn about invasive plants.
So why are invasive ... READ MORE
This year National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) runs from February 21-27th. If you’re not quite sure what an invasive species is, there is no better time than NISAW to find out!
There are many definitions for invasive species, ... READ MORE
That’s right, the third Friday of January every year marks Florida Arbor Day. Florida celebrates Arbor Day in January because that is the best time of year to plant a tree in Florida. National Arbor Day is celebrated in April when most of ... READ MORE
In the New Year, we encourage you to make a resolution to champion a sustainable change, whether at home, at work, or in your community. But what if your sustainable vision doesn’t line up with the people around you?
A vital first step ... READ MORE
With budgets stretched to cover gifts and large family gatherings, we often overlook our holiday utility bills as an area for saving. But making simple changes in water and energy use can leave you with a little more change in your pocket and ... READ MORE