By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE
Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE
The old Piney Point phosphate plant has dominated the news cycle in Tampa Bay for weeks. Wastewater from the reservoir was pumped into Tampa Bay to avoid a catastrophic breach on land. The environmental restoration of Tampa Bay is an internationally ... READ MORE
Rainwater Harvesting - It’s the rainy season, time to get ready!
Did you know that Tampa Bay residents receive an average of 50 inches of precipitation per year? Most of this rain falls between June and November making now a perfect time ... READ MORE
You may have wondered about the e-mails you are receiving from the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team over the last weeks. Due to the current circumstances we wanted to reach out to you but missed the opportunity to introduce ... READ MORE
While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the Governor’s ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Seasonal Reclaimed Water Restrictions Take Effect on October 1 in Pinellas County
Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions go into effect on Monday, October 1st, and run through Friday, November 30. Due to supply fluctuation and the ... READ MORE
Florida - The Land of Flowers
Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. "La Florida," he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses of foreign lawns, ... READ MORE
The Sunset over the Bay Sustainability Summit presented by the League of Women Voters at the FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute brought about 200 guests in attendance last Saturday. The workshop presented information on solar co-ops, actions ... READ MORE