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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
a volunteer holding trash and smiling

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021


November 12, 2021

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic
Coral reef and sponges in the Gulf of Mexico.

Learn how to restore marine habitats


March 2, 2021

Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine habitat restoration ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Artificial Reef, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Coral Reef, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Habitat, Restoration, Seagrass, Sponge
seafood dishes and program logo

Baked Seatrout with Pesto Pine Nut Topping: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!


November 11, 2020

Spotted seatrout! The recipe below uses wild-caught spotted seatrout, a fish commonly targeted by inshore anglers. There is only a small commercial fishery for seatrout in Florida, so it might be tough to find in seafood markets. You can substitute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Cooking Demonstration, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recipe, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Spotted Seatrout

Catch the Nature Coast Currents


August 21, 2020

Since our ribbon cutting in 2017, the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station has hosted annual Open House events. Our staff looked forward to it every year as a valuable chance to chat about our work. This year, we are not letting the pandemic ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Ecosystem Models, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Fishing, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Lone Cabbage Reef, Marsh, NCBS Graduate Students, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Shoreline Restoration, Snook, Suwannee River, Virtual Learning, Water Quality

Recreational Scalloping Season 2020


June 3, 2020

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Research, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program


March 1, 2020

This course has been cancelled - see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option. An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

Citizen science training workshop for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch


March 1, 2020

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida's beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses


January 19, 2018

A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions. Dolphins feeding along oyster bars, black skimmers flocking along the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

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