Natural Resources

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE St. Joseph Bay Waterschool

The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are continuing their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” programs for 2017. They will include presentations, as well as, traditional excursions to explore and learn about the Panhandle’s signature ecosystems. This year’s planned programs include “Nearshore Artificial Reefs” (Navarre Beach, Aug. 17), “St. Joseph Bay” (Gulf County, Sept. 19-20), “Coastal Dune Lakes” (Walton County, …

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2017 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Summer Series

The UF IFAS  Franklin County Extension is pleased to offer three intermediate level beekeeping classes. These classes will be offered via interactive web-conferencing at the Former DEP Estuary Facility at 261 7th Street, Apalachicola, Florida. Please call Erik Lovestrand or Michelle Huber at 850-653-9337 to register. Classes will be taught by state and nationally recognized specialists. …

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Oyster Restoration Research Team Announces May 1 Meeting

Project leaders coordinating the long-term oyster reef restoration study in Apalachicola Bay will be hosting an update meeting for the community on May 1, 2017, from 5-6 pm in the Apalachicola Community Center. The meeting will feature representatives from the University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the …

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Sea Grant needs your help

Today we are putting our weekly job/internship roundup on hold to bring you a special message from our director, Karl Havens. There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related …

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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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