UF/IFAS
Extension Taylor County

Master Gardener Volunteer (10) Year Service Awards


January 10, 2022

Congratulations Master Gardeners. Despite the Covid19 limitations, Taylor County Master Gardeners documented over 1,000 hours in 2021. This does not include the many hours not recorded that are just “good-doers” (quoted from the Oz). In ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Master Gardener, Plant And Pest Identification, Plant Sale, School Gardening, Soil Testing, Volunteer
unloading crab traps from boat

Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022


January 6, 2022

by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, Pollution, Seagrass

GI-GMP Could Save the State Millions and Boost Local Economy


December 20, 2021

Green Industry Best Management Practices Certifications: Could Potentially Save the State Millions of Dollars and Boost Local Counties Economy Part of a comprehensive program under the University of Florida’s, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Curriculum, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development,
Tags: Florida, GI-GMP, Inmates, Jefferson County Correctional Institute, Program, Run-off, Taylor County, Training, Water Quality

Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County


November 23, 2021

The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: 20th Anniversary, Birding Walk, Clean-up Walk, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Hiking, Recycle, Trash, Volunteer
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Ready for Scallop Season? Take Your Marks, Get Set, GO!!!


November 15, 2021

What are scallops? Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida's Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are quick swimmers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #FloridaSeaGrant, #MarineScience, #RecreationalFishing, #SafetyBoating, #TaylorCounty, FWC, Scallop, Seagrass

Where is the Seagrass?


November 15, 2021

Where is the Seagrass? The Extension Office has received several calls from boaters with a concern about the changes in large seagrass areas that seem to be “gone”, showing only sandy patches where it used to be a good seagrass ground. Also, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, , Water
Tags: #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #FloridaSeaGrant, #Habitat, #MarineScience, #NatureCoast, #TaylorCounty, #turtlegrass, Seagrass

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