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Looking Back on LIFE: A Successful Year for Sarasota County’s Award Winning Youth Education Program

July 1, 2024

Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient and youth advocate for the power of education and equal opportunity for girls, famously said, "The world is shaped by the dreams and ambitions of its young minds." As we work to address ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Environment, LIFE Program, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Youth Development, Youth Education

Wondering About Wildlife?: Alligator encounters

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June 28, 2024

Are there Alligators in Florida? Yes indeed! The American alligator is one of Florida's most iconic examples of native wildlife with an estimated population of 1.5 million alligators in Florida, that's almost 1 alligator for every 20 humans! Alligators ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Animals, Pgm_EcoNR, StarterKit, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wonderingaboutwildlife
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Discover Florida: Flip My Yard Season 3 – A Must-Watch for Creating Sustainable Florida-Friendly Landscapes!

Ashley Ellis, Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator in Sarasota County.
June 24, 2024

Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Whether you’ve recently moved to Florida or have lived here for years, you’ve likely faced gardening challenges. To help, local governments, regulatory agencies, landscaping professionals ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Native Plant, Pgm_HortRes, Sarasota County, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Wildlife
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Mosquito FAQs

June 21, 2024

Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, especially the species that pose a public health risk. Below are some of the common questions we receive from our clients at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County and Sarasota County's Mosquito Management Services. Why ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awareness, Control, Entomology, Management, Mosquito, Pgm_Chemicals, Treatment

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