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Sargassum seaweed washed up on a beach

Sargassum


July 14, 2020

Some Caribbean countries and some parts of Florida are having problems with Sargassum seaweed. Sargassum is that golden/brown seaweed that washes up onto northeast Florida beaches when we have prolonged periods of winds out of the east, or when ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Sargassum

Water Wednesday Recap – Rain Barrel Basics


June 8, 2020

What is rain water harvesting? Have you ever wondered how you can utilize our rain water? Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Seminole County, Tina McIntyre, went through the basics of a rain barrel. To read more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, Stormwater, Tina McIntyre, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping


May 25, 2020

You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means "you plant it and you forget it" or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Norma Samuel, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Pollution Solution


May 18, 2020

Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Krista Stump, Landscaping, LID, Low Impact Development, Runoff, Stormwater, UF/IFAS Extension, Water Conservation, Water Pollution, Water Protection, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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