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Tag: Conservation

Energy Upgrade: Efforts to boost energy efficiency during COVID-19

March 2021 Training Since 2018, Sarasota County Sustainability has offered an intensive “Energy Coach” volunteer training to teach participants energy and water-saving techniques to aid low-income residents through educational programs and in-home “energy sweeps.” Typically, the… Read More

NRCS offering conservation aid for farmers, ranchers

A rainbow over a southern Florida ranch highlights prairie, grasslands, and palm trees. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS, Tom Wright]

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information June 21, re the environmental quality incentives program (EQIP): Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources Application deadline for… Read More

How nature can protect us from natural disasters

Did you know that our beautiful Florida environment can protect us from natural disasters? These ecosystem services, or contributions that the environment provides for human well-being, are crucial during our times of need. Coastal Wetlands… Read More

Signup opens for USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

Beef cattle at the Ona Range Cattle Research & Education Center. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS]

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 25, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship… Read More