March 24, 2015

District’s Aerial Burn an Exercise in Efficiency


District staff recently held an aerial prescribed burn at the Green Swamp. The burn was held in conjunction with the Florida Forest Service as an ongoing effort to share resources with other agencies. Aerial burns are efficient ways to carry out prescribed burns because they target a larger amount of acreage than a traditional prescribed fire in a shorter amount of time. They also allow access to remote or isolated areas. The Florida Forest Service was able to provide the helicopter, eliminating the need to rent a private one.

March 12, 2015

Students Compete in Envirothon


Hundreds of students from several counties recently participated in the 2015 Nature Coast Regional Envirothon at Crews Lake Wilderness Park in Pasco County. Learn who won.

March 6, 2015

Check your Irrigation Timer when you Spring Forward to Daylight Saving Time


When you reset those clocks this weekend for the start of Daylight Saving Time, don’t forget to check the timers on your irrigation system controllers.

February 26, 2015

Students Study Water on Field Trip


Students at All Saints Academy in Polk County got to experience the water cycle first-hand on a recent rainy-day field trip to Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland. The rain didn’t prevent the fourth- and fifth-grade students from enjoying their field trip. And instead, they used the opportunity to set up their rain gauges. The field trip is funded by the District.

February 11, 2015

Volunteers Plant Trees at Conner Preserve


About 30 volunteers recently came out to Conner Preserve in Pasco County to plant 2,000 longleaf pines.

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