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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

Volunteers engage in a “BioBlitz” at Se7en Wetlands Park!

Approximately 12 volunteers and 10 community partners joined together at Se7en Wetlands Park to inventory the area's plants, insects, and wildlife on Thursday, November 15, 2018 during the park's first ever BioBlitz event. Participants used the...
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Beeswax Food Wrapper “Make & Take” with Film Screening

In celebration of Microplastics Awareness Month (September), UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Natural Resources program is excited to announce a new event with DIY Beeswax Food Wrappers! Join us for a film screening of "Smog of the Sea"...
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Commonly Confused Birds in Central Florida

Knowing how to identify these species from afar can make outdoor activities more enjoyable and create a deep connection to the wildlife habitat we live near. All of the birds discussed below are easy to identify with a little practice. I...
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