Environmental Education

Escambia County FL Sea Grant Agent Awarded

Rick O’Connor, Florida Sea Grant Agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County, has been awarded the 2017 Don Sweat Sea Grant Extension Award. The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity, and leadership in his or her extension program. His programs include topics on coastal invasive and nuisance species, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/10/02/escambia-county-fl-sea-grant-agent-awarded/

Biodiversity in Our Bay

The term biodiversity has multiple meanings. Some look at it terms of genetics, others ecosystems, but most look at it in terms of species.  Simply put, it is the variety of life within a system.  The system could be on a small scale, such as a pond, or on a larger one such an ocean. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/25/biodiversity-in-our-bay/

Citrus Greening: Homeowner Help

Citrus greening is a devastating disease affecting all cultivars of citrus. It is likely caused by a bacteria that is spread through the feeding of a specific insect, the Asian citrus phyllid. Once a tree has the disease, there is no cure. At this time the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) is offering a pysllid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/15/citrus-greening-homeowner-help/

Learn How to Air Layer

Air layering is an easy method to propagate new plants that results in a larger specimen for potting up.  Not every plant can successfully form an air layer and there are specific steps in order to be successful.  Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener In the Garden for Air Layering on Wednesday, August …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/11/learn-how-to-air-layer/

Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   Though numerous agencies and civic groups, led by the Ocean Conservancy, have held beach and underwater clean ups over the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/11/trying-to-solve-the-marine-debris-problem/

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training program.  If you are interested in learning about gardening and serving the community, please request an application packet by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu

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The Sea Turtle Baby Shower

Each year citizen groups from Pensacola Beach host the SEA TURTLE BABY SHOWER.  This fun family event is designed to educate adults and youth about our local sea turtles and some of the hurdles they face. It is always fun and always family oriented.  There will be music, games, contests, and educational booths.  UF IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/07/the-sea-turtle-baby-shower/

Recycling Celebration and Compost Giveaway

Interested in improving your garden beds with locally produced compost. Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County and ECUA for a compost giveaway on Friday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 (or until compost is gone). Participants will attend a 10 minute educational session on curb side composting and then receive two 40 pound bags of …

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Seawater… It’s a Blue Ocean

  However, here is what is amazing… you take a glass and dip into the Gulf – raise it to observe – and it is clear… like a glass of water. There is no color to it at all.  The emerald greens and cobalt blues are gone.  What happen?  We say the sea is blue, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/30/seawater-its-a-blue-ocean/


Pesticide recertification points and Certified Crop Advisor Points will be available. Sponsored by the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Checkoff  Committee. Thanks to Shelly Farms and Perdido Farms for hosting the workshop July 18, 2017 Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop Shelly Farms – Bell Creek Road, Atmore, Alabama Registration is free. Please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/12/southwest-alabama-stored-grain-workshop/

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