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Category: Conservation

For the love of bugs!

“It’s a buggy world” is a sentiment that definitely rings true here in the sunshine state. With a conservative estimate of over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, there seems to be six-legged critters everywhere… Read More

Slake your thirst for water quality knowledge at our classes

People enjoying Nokomis Beach in Sarasota County.

By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director, and Kevin O’Horan, Communications Coordinator Even as our annual summer rains have rolled in and nagging algal blooms have gradually given way, water remains a hot topic in… Read More

Updated FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Workers install rooftop solar panels

Frequently Asked Questions about PACE By Lee Hayes Byron, Sara Kane and Sophia Mondous UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)… Read More

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I… Read More

Green Business partners recognized for environmental efforts

panoramic view of sarasota downtown waterfront

The Sarasota County Green Business Partnership teamed up with the Tampa-based Sustany Foundation to assist in recognizing area businesses that are making positive environmental changes in our region. Nearly 100 companies from the Gulf Coast region… Read More