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Category: Natural Resources

Go a little “greener” this year, consider a Florida native Christmas Tree

Updated for 2020 If you’ve been looking for ways to make your holiday celebrations just a little more eco-friendly, consider getting a native Florida sand pine, locally-grown this Christmas! You can cut down your very own… Read More

Hurricane Prep: Securing Your Boat

a pontoon boat on a boat lift, with a threatening storm in the distance.

Hurricanes are “storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, a storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion” (FEMA.gov). These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat… Read More

Illinois pondweed: A native aquatic plant we love to hate

Sunset over Lake May in Winter Haven, FL.

Illinois pondweed (Potmagoeton illinoensis) is a Florida native aquatic plant that provides valuable aquatic habitat and forage for wildlife. Additionally, pondweed can act as a pioneer species in recovering lake ecosystems, increasing dissolved oxygen levels… Read More