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Native Plants to Protect the Tampa Bay Watershed

Tia SilvasyJuly 11th, 2024Thanks to a $5,000 bay-mini-grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County was able to develop a Bay Friendly Landscaping program. Educational classes were offered to teach residents about protecting the environment by planting low maintenance Florida native plants in their landscape. Since natives are from Florida, they are adapted to our […]

Florida Land Steward Update, July 10, 2024

Chris DemersJuly 10th, 2024FOREST CERTIFICATION AND FLORIDA TREE FARM PROGRAM WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE Thanks to those joining us on June 27 for our webinar on forest certification programs. The recording is now available for viewing. This webinar provides an introduction to forest certification programs: what they are, why they exist, and how they came about. Then we […]

Wondering About Wildlife?: Alligator Encounters

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