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Get Conservation Stewardship Program Details in March Online Workshop

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March 13, 2023

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information March 07, re the conservation stewardship program: NRCS Hosts March 16th Virtual Workshop on Conservation Stewardship Program USDA’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, Pgm_SWCD, USDA
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Florida opens grant program for Ian-, Nicole-damaged beaches

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January 31, 2023

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages: For Immediate Release: Jan. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Wildlife
Tags: Beach, Coast, Environment Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, FDEP, Hurricane, Pgm_Admin, Rejuvenation, Restoration, Restore, Shore, Storm
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Please Welcome Our New Green Business Partner: The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Venice Headquarters & Sarasota Philanthropy Center)

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January 27, 2023

We're proud to announce our latest Green Business partner: Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Venice Headquarters and Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Sarasota Philanthropy Center. About Gulf Coast Community Foundation Headquartered in Venice, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Water
Tags: Conservation, Conserve, Energy, GBP, Green Business Partnership, Pgm_Waste, Sustain, Sustainability, Water
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Water restrictions across Sarasota County

December 15, 2022

Why Do We Have Restrictions? Water used for landscape irrigation poses a significant demand on Sarasota County's water supply. In fact, up to 50% of a household's water use can be attributed to the home's landscape irrigation system. In order ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, County, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Restrictions, Sarasota, Water
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Programming your controller

December 6, 2022

Taking charge of your own irrigation programming may seem daunting, but knowing how to use your system's controller is critical in making sure it's running efficiently throughout the year. Follow the steps below to program your controller. Know ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, How To, Irrigation, Manual, Pgm_Water, Programming, Restrictions, Timer, Water

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