Preserving and protecting Florida's water resources is the focus of the Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) Program, which promotes 9 key principles with public outreach and education statewide. The FFL Program is a joint venture of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida Institue of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). The FFL Program works in cooperation with the state's five water management districts and other agencies and organizations to achieve the common goals of water conservation and water quality protection.
Knowing ways to conserve water and energy in the landscape is a positive step towards helping the environment for future generations to enjoy! You not only reduce your maintenance, but minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that need to be applied to your yard.
Hillsborough County and its partners present the first ever Love Hillsborough event. Fall in love with sustainable projects happening now in Hillsborough County!
Event: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 | Joe Chillura Courthouse Square
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Tri-County Resident Water School
Presentations include irrigation basics & troubleshooting, fertilizer calibration, new Florida-Friendly Landscaping apps, septic systems & environmental impacts, & general retention pond management & aquatic plant selection.
Event: Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 5339 County Road 579, Seffner 33584
Time: 8:30am - 2pm
Fee: $15 *includes lunch*
Stroll our Florida-friendly gardens, learn new things & receive cool giveaway items.
Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101
Plants, Pollinators and Professionals, held on May 18, 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County – Attendees (a total of 118) requested copies of the presentations made at this educational event and they are posted here. Thanks to those that were able to attend. Hope to see all of you and even more at this event in 2020. - Lynn Barber
2019 Recycled Yard Art Contest
Flyer: 2020 Recycled Yard Art Flyer
Entry Form: 2020 Entry Form
Entry Rules: 2020 Recycled Yard Art Rules
Contact: Lisa Meredith at (813) 744-5519 X 54146 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agencies and Organizations
- Tampa Water Department
- Tampa Bay Water
- Florida Dept of Environmental Protection
- Tampa Bay Water Atlas
- Environmental Protection Commission
- Tampa Bay Estuary Program
- Southwest Florida Water Management District
- Hillsborough County Water Resource Services
- Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance