UF/IFAS Mosquito Expert

Literature Review Verifies Safety of Popular Repellent DEET, Counters Alarmist News Reports Re-Blogged from the University of Florida As summer continues, many Florida residents find themselves targeted by mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks – and a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist says that when people reach for repellents, their first […]

What is Florida LAKEWATCH?

From: https://ifas.ufl.edu/ Florida LAKEWATCH is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal sites through monthly monitoring activities.   Coordinated through the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, the program has been in existence since 1986. In […]

Welcome Danny Kushmer

Danny Kushmer to become the Lakes Education Action Drive Executive Director June 28, 2019 Lakeland, Florida. After a brief absence from Polk County, Danny Kushmer, returns as executive director for the Lakes Education Action Drive (LE/AD) beginning July 1st. Danny replaces Tabitha Biehl who was recently promoted to Land and Natural Areas Manager with Polk […]

Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival

13th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival on Lake Hollingsworth Lakes Education/Action Drive (LE/AD), in partnership with Lakeland Clean & Beautiful, the City of Lakeland and Lakeland Vision present Lakeland’s 13th Annual Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Lake Hollingsworth boat […]