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1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040
Proposed Rule to list Queen Conch as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
Queen Conch (current scientific name Alger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas) is such an iconic animal in the Florida Keys that local born residents are called “conchs,” especially those living near Key West, Florida. Most locals have their own recipes for conch salad (aka conch ceviche) and conch fritters
How much will the holiday season cost this year?
We all are feeling the pinch of inflation. Everywhere from gas to the grocery store
This Arbor Day, Plant an Investment in a Greener Future
January 20 is Arbor Day in Florida, and this Friday, Extension offices throughout the state will be hosting tree planting workshops and tree giveaways. Florida gets a jump on national arbor day, which isn’t until April, because this is the time of year when young trees are easiest to transplant in our warmer climate
Landscape Storm Recovery
Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. Hurricane Ian made an impact as it passed west of the Keys
What is This? Gall Mites!
Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants response to the feeding
Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with water in urban environments. Florida's Challenges The United Nations world urbanization prospects revision estimated that by
Please Welcome Our New Green Business Partner: The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Venice Headquarters & Sarasota Philanthropy Center)
We're proud to announce our latest Green Business partner: Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Venice Headquarters & Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Sarasota Philanthropy Center. About Gulf Coast Community Foundation Gulf Coast Community foundation was created in 1995 with proceeds from the sale of The Venice