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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
Celebrating 20 years of Sustainability

Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainability

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November 21, 2022

Sarasota County has a long history of commitments to sustainability for both its own operations and the community. Twenty years ago, Sarasota County formed the Sustainability Program to implement changes and improvements for a more sustainable ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Celebration, Energy, Future, Local Government, Milestone, Outreach, Pgm_Sustain, Resilience, Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, Transportation
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Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality
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Shark Bits: Warm-blooded sharks – the Lamnidae family

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September 15, 2022

One of the first science-related things we learn as children at school is that some animals, like birds and mammals, are warm-blooded, while others, such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish, are cold-blooded, also known as ectothermic. Cold-blooded ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cold-blooded, Ectotherm, Endotherm, Pgm_Marine, Shark, Shark Bits, Warm-blooded

2022 Sustainable Communities Workshop video contest for young adults

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August 30, 2022

Young adults are invited to enter the Sustainable Communities Workshop Video Contest for their chance to win $100, and more! The winners will be announced during the 17th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 01. Task Create a ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Contest, Pgm_Sustain, SCW, Scw22, Sustainable Communities Workshop, Video, Videography

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