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Category: Natural Resources

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

UF Students Join NCAA Final Four Sustainability Squad

sustainability squad members at the ncaa women's basketball final four

By H. Hopper and C. Lanzone UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County interns TAMPA – As events go, they don’t get much bigger than an NCAA Final Four. So, when Randy Penn, waste reduction agent at UF/IFAS… 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