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A stormwater pond surrounded by native plants, which help benefit water quality

August is Water Quality Month!

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August 9, 2023

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: August, Freshwater, Groundwater, Pgm_Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Quality Month, Water Resources

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

Water Talk: Common Questions and Thoughtful Answers

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May 25, 2023

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. Our Master ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, Pgm_Water, Plant Clinic, Pond, Regulation, Vegetation, Water, WaterTalk
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, Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Wildlife

Florida Waters Stewardship Program

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May 5, 2023

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. Originally developed by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conserve, Environment, Florida Waters Stewardship Program, FWSP, Pgm_Water, Preserve, Protect, Water

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