aquatic plants

Thanks to the generous funding from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the Healthy Pond Collaborative-Manatee (HPC-Manatee) just concluded Year One of the three-year grant with a record number of visited pond communities and newly planted shoreline with aquatic plants that help reduce unsightly agal growth and costly bank erosion. The HPC-Manatee has been led [...]

The Healthy Pond Collaborative is delighted to announce the availability of The Healthy Ponds Guide, a homeowners guide to establishing and maintaining healthy stormwater ponds in Southwest Florida. The Guide was written by members of the University of Florida IFAS Sarasota, Manatee and Polk County Extensions, the Sarasota County Public Works, Environmental Stormwater Utility and [...]

While the Suncoast was very fortunate to dodge the full brunt of IAN, many communities still experienced some major damage with downed trees and broken branches, wind-blown landscaping and some lost roof shingles and damaged lanai screens. As a result, START was very concerned about how the aquatic pond plants faired that we planted recently [...]

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