Reservations for Annual Sea Turtle Fundraiser Now Open

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  Registration for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s annual fundraiser is now open as of September 9. Once registered online, participants will complete the event individually between September 12 to 15. The 2020 Turtle Krawl 5K virtual event offers participants the chance to come together to support sea turtle conservation while

University of North Florida and Eckerd College Receive $150,000 Grant for Ocean Debris Reduction Efforts

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The University of North Florida (UNF) and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two educational institutions have partnered to try and help keep plastic out of our oceans. The money has been granted as part of a Marine Debris Program

Stay at an Off-Grid Artistic Cabin in the Woods

The “Tree House” is nestled under a hammock of ancient oaks overlooking a Florida savanna toward the sunset. Photo and caption: Off-Grid Artistic Cabin in the Woods of Florida Airbnb During this pandemic, we can assume many of you would like to disappear somewhere off in a far away land for the remainder of coronavirus

Billion-Dollar Reservoir for Florida Everglades Thanks to Federal Contract

Image by emisoo2 from Pixabay  A federal bill worth $1.6B gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority to begin planned water development projects, including a reservoir for the Everglades. The 10,100-acre, $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project would begin as planned under a bill adopted by the U.S. House. The Water Resources

Python Parasite is Wreaking Havoc on Florida’s Native Wildlife

Burmese python. Image by skeeze from Pixabay  A lung parasite is negatively affecting the Burmese python population of Florida as well as Florida’s native snakes and animals. New research out of the University of Florida shows the pythons spread a parasite also known as Raillietiella orientalis to Florida’s native snakes, and now the native snakes

Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

Report: Trump Will Wait to Push Drilling in Florida Waters Until After November Election

Long Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA is known as the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. Taken in January 2018. Photo and Caption: Darlene Stanley/Shutterstock.com The Trump administration is preparing to drill off Florida’s coast, but says it will wait until after the November election to avoid any backlash from Florida state leaders. This

What It’s Like to Visit Florida’s National Forests

Flamingos at Mud Lake, Everglades National Park, NPSPhoto, taken by R.Illiescu. Flickr/Everglades National Park You may or may not have known that there are actual forests in Florida. The Florida National Forests offer something for everyone. Whether it’s hiking trails or camping to just simply wanting to walk around in nature, you may want to

Reasons to Visit Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Ah, Lake Okeechobee. What would we Floridians do without you? Indeed, the lake is more important to Florida than most people think. Not only is it a natural gem but just the sight of it is enough to heal your soul during difficult times. You can also use

“Giant” Lizard Established as an Invasive Species in Florida

Argentine black and white tegu. Photo and Caption: Stan Kirkland/Florida FWC/www.fox13news.com The culprit is what is known as the Argentine Black and White Tegu and it is posing a real threat to wildlife in Florida and Georgia. The Argentine Black and White Tegu is the largest lizard of its species. It can grow up to