Category: Work & Life

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Reduce stormwater runoff

rain garden in florida

Florida is an amazing state, in many ways. Chief among these is the variety of water resources available to us. We can boast of nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline, more than 650 miles of coastal beaches, some 7,800… Read More

Storm prep: Picking and packing your paperwork

Hurricane Andrew damage in southern Florida in 1992

Hurricane season is upon us. Though building your disaster preparedness kit before a storm arrives is essential, we know it can be a daunting task. We’ll help you get it together, by breaking down the process into simple,… Read More

Poster contest highlights Native American heritage

Various posters from Native American Heritage Month

Highlight Native American heritage in a poster, and you could win $2,000 and the chance to showcase your artwork in federal offices. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is conducting the… Read More

Hurricane readiness in the Sunshine State

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Aerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda, following Hurricane Charley, Aug. 16, 2004. CREDIT: FEMA Photo/Andrea Booher Tell someone you’re from Florida, and they often want to quiz you on… Read More