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NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION

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The Natural Resources and Conservation program in Polk County is committed to improving the current state of our local ecosystems through natural resources educational programs. By sharing science-based information to improve upon current management and land use practices, the Natural Resources and Conservation Extension Program will improve the function of our natural systems. Small changes by every citizen can contribute to a brighter tomorrow for our natural environment.

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CONTACT

Shannon Carnevale

Natural Resources and Conservation

Extension Agent I, M.S.

863-519-1051

scarnevale@ufl.edu

RECENT NATURAL RESOURCES BLOG POSTS

Wildlife Wednesday Webinars 2018 series

The natural resources programs from UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties are pleased to announce that the Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series for 2018 will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, June – November, 2018. The webinars are from 12:15 PM – 1PM and therefore, are perfect for a fun and educational lunch break! Each webinar, 45 minutes in length, will share information on wildlife found in Central

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Heartland CISMA’s 8th Annual Central Florida Invasive Species Workshop

As a partner in the Heartland CISMA, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Natural Resources program is pleased to offer a CEU opportunity to those who are interested in invasive species management, mapping, and identification skills. Join us on April 25th for Heartland CISMA's 8th Annual Central Florida Invasive Species Workshop! TENTATIVE TOPICS: Mapping Invasives: Who's using what? Why? Adaptive management and herbicide choice Invasive

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American White Pelicans: Florida’s Other Snowbird

American white pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America with wingspans up to 9.5 feet across. Although some migratory birds maps do not show American white pelicans migrating to inland Central Florida, squadrons of these majestic birds have been observed on lakes throughout Polk County for years. Identification American white pelicans are large water birds

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