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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 II, M.S.

863-519-1051

scarnevale@ufl.edu

RECENT NATURAL RESOURCES BLOG POSTS

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