August is recognized as National Water Quality Month! This is a great time to renew your commitment to protecting and enhancing water quality in Southwest Florida. Let's face it - most of us live here because we love all of the water resources ... READ MORE
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.
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Water Quality is a top priority for Sarasota County and the University of Florida. Because of this, residents frequently contact the Extension Office with water quality concerns, often requesting a "water test" as the first course of action. ... READ MORE
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
Adding plants in and around a community stormwater pond is a great way to boost the ecosystem services provided by your water feature. Emergent plants in a pond's littoral zone (the shallow shelf-like area between a pond's bank and deep water) ... READ MORE
June 8, was World Oceans World Day, so to celebrate, I decided to spend the day at one of our local and most popular beaches in Sarasota County, Siesta Key Beach. I talked to visitors and residents about things that we could do to help the oceans, ... READ MORE
Happy World Ocean Day!
This year, I won't go into why we are celebrating; you can read about that in one of my previous blogs. But, I will mention that we celebrate the world's oceans for all of their critical contributions to the survival ... READ MORE
Water touches every aspect of our lives, and is at the heart of many questions we receive at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. This "Water Talk" blog series will answer some of the most commonly asked water-related questions.
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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.
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Water touches every part of our lives. Whether you're an avid fisher, a weekend beachgoer, or just someone who enjoys a tall, cold glass of H₂O, your life depends on an ample supply of clean water.
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