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New Neighborhood Best Practices Program Provides Key Tools for Building Healthy Communities

Ashley Ellis, Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator in Sarasota County.
May 1, 2024

Are you a homeowner living within a Homeowners Association (HOA) or serving on its board? Managing common areas like landscaping, trees, and stormwater ponds effectively can often be a challenge. But, fret not! There's a new initiative tailored ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Coastal Systems, Community Gardens, Florida Certified Arborists, Florida Friendly, HOA, Irrigation, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_HortRes, Preservation Area, Stormwater Ponds, Trees, Urban Wildlife, Water Conservation, Water Quality
a sea turtle hatchling crawls across an empty beach toward the sea during daytime. [credit: pixabay.com, Kanenori]

Protecting Sea Turtles: Six Things You Can Do to Make a Difference

December 13, 2023

  Sea turtles are among the most majestic creatures on our planet. With their gentle nature and graceful movements, they have captivated people for centuries. However, these incredible sea dwellers are facing numerous threats that endanger ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Beach, Conservation, Habitat, Pgm_Marine, Protection, Sea Turtle, Shore, Turtle, Volunteer, Wildlife
Treasure Quest booklet - What Treasures Will You Find?

Treasure Quest

November 29, 2023

Hi there! My name is Ozzy the Otter, and I have some exciting news for you. Treasure Quest locations have popped up all across Sarasota County! Come play with me and learn all about what nature has to offer at your favorite park or library. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Adventure, Education, Fun, Game, Libraries, Parks, Pgm_Water, Quest, Treasure, TreasureQuest, Youth

How Complicated is Permitting a Living Shoreline? It Depends!

July 6, 2023

"It Depends"  Have you ever asked a question about permitting along a shoreline and heard the answer “Well, it depends”? Well, it does! It depends on whether the land or water jurisdiction is private, state, or federally managed. Furthermore, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Erosion, Erosion Control, Living Shoreline, Permitting, Pgm_Marine, Shoreline
Living Shoreline course participants visit a local shoreline to assess and consider living shoreline characteristics. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension, Mandy Sunshine Baily]

Partners for Living Shorelines: A Thank You to Colleagues and Course Participants

June 28, 2023

Thank You Partners and Course Participants for a Great Start in 2023! The Florida Sea Grant Living Shoreline Program core team - Dr. Savanna Barry, Armando J. Ubeda, Rick O’Connor, Dr. Vincent Encomio, and Mandy Sunshine Baily- would like ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Erosion, Erosion Control, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shoreline, Pgm_Marine, Shoreline

World Environment Day 2023: #BeatPlasticPollution

June 1, 2023

An Introduction to World Environment Day On June 5th ,1972, the first-ever global conference that put international environmental issues at the forefront, took place in Stockholm, Sweden. The “Conference on the Human Environment” gathered ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Work & Life
Tags: Events, Microplastics, Pgm_Sustain, Plastic, Plastic Cleanup, Plastic Policy, Plastic Pollution, World Environment Day
screenshot of sarasota county water quality story map landing page. [credit: uf/ifas extension sarasota county]

Sarasota County Launches Interactive Water Quality “Story Map”

May 9, 2023

As part of Sarasota County’s ongoing commitment to water quality and protecting area water resources, the county has launched an interactive web tool showcasing a variety of water quality preservation projects and initiatives. From county ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Preservation, Reclamation, Sarasota County, Story Map, Storymap, Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Wildlife

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