Natural Resources

Panhandle Sea Grant Agents Receive Grant to Protect Sea Turtles

Editor’s  Note: This article is republished fromUF/IFAS Extension Comings & Goings. Three Florida Sea Grant agents in the middle Panhandle region of the state have received a half-million dollar grant to mitigate the impacts of artificial lighting on sea turtles. The work is supported with Natural Resource Damage Assessment funding in a partnership between the Florida …

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Florida Master Gardener Training in Gulf County

FLORIDA MASTER GARDENER Training in GULF COUNTY Gulf County Master Gardener Program Beginning in February 2017 Could you be a Gulf County Master Gardener? Do you like to learn about plants, growing things and gardening? Are you willing to participate in an intensive training program? Do you like working with people, sharing your knowledge, and …

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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

INTERESTED in becoming a MASTER GARDENER????? http://wakulla.ifas.ufl.edu/…/Florida-Master-Gardener-Appli… Thank you for your interest in the Florida Master Gardener Program! The course will be offered beginning January 19, 2017 for 15 weekly classes. The deadline for registration is January 16, 2017. Your training as a Master Gardener will prepare you for your volunteer work under the direction …

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Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay

MEETING NOTICE Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay November 15, 2016 From 5 – 6 PM Apalachicola Community Center 1 Bay Avenue Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide an update regarding the experimental …

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APALACHICOLA RESERVE HOSTS WORKSHOP ON BAY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

APALACHICOLA RESERVE HOSTS WORKSHOP ON BAY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING ~Learn to how to make your yard a pleasant space and help improve water quality~ The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, September, 2016, from 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent …

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Interesting and educational new video production released by Apalachicola National Estuary Research Reserve

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ECONFINA CREEK WATER SCHOOL

Panhandle Outdoors Live! Econfina Creek August 11 from 9am – 4pm join UF/IFAS Extension Agents and other expert guests explore this unique water way.  Contact:  Laura Tiu at lgtiu@ufl.edu for more information. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.

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CoCoRaHS needs Franklin County’s help!!

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Coastal Properties offer haven for birds

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Sawfish need our help

  A True Rarity in the Northern Gulf: Sawfish Need our Help Two species of sawfish (largetooth and smalltooth) historically inhabited the Gulf of Mexico as part of their range. The largetooth sawfish has a fairly broad range worldwide but is considered extremely rare in the Gulf now (infrequent reports on the Texas coast). The …

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