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Florida Waters Stewardship Program (Polk County)


August 5, 2023

Have you ever wondered about the intricate ways we interact with water? Water plays a crucial role in our daily lives, from the water we drink to the landscapes we admire. It shapes our environment, our culture, and our future. Typically, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Environmental Literacy, Florida, Lakes, Natural Resources, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale, Stormwater, Sustainable Living, Water
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Happy Birthday! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program Turns 50!

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March 20, 2023

This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer program celebrates its fiftieth year. Programs across the United States (and beyond) are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments the program has made in so many communities. Additionally, March ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, Volunteers

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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Volunteers engage in a “BioBlitz” at Se7en Wetlands Park!


November 15, 2018

Approximately 12 volunteers and 10 community partners joined together at Se7en Wetlands Park to inventory the area's plants, insects, and wildlife on Thursday, November 15, 2018 during the park's first ever BioBlitz event. Participants used ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Citizen Science, Lakeland, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale
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Lakewatch in Polk County: A Volunteer Water Program that needs YOUR help!


October 12, 2017

Polk County and Florida LAKEWATCH are looking for volunteers for 22 Polk County Lakes! Lakewatch is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Lakes, Lakewatch, Shannon Carnevale, Volunteer, Water Quality

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