International Coastal Cleanup Day

In celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Public Lands Day, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites Florida residents and visitors to volunteer at events in Florida’s state parks, aquatic preserves and national estuarine research reserves Sept. 21-28, 2019. Sept. 21 is International Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect oceans, […]

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: 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 […]