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Holidays are an exciting time of year, but they can also be a time of increased injury. During the hustle and bustle of the season, safety issues may be overlooked. This holiday season, take the time to put safety on the top of your list. Whether traveling or staying at home, there are steps you can take to keep children and family members safe this holiday season. Read More
Surviving Holiday Cooking Disasters
Thanksgiving is over, but just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen...cue up a foreboding bumpbumpbuum here...Christmas dinner, a meal fraught with possibilities for culinary missteps, is just around the corner. Read More.
Registration is open for the 2017 Citizens Academy. Come learn about your county in the coolest civics class you will ever take! Learn how the county develops a budget, paves roads, trains employees, maintains parks, cares for our natural resources, and so much more! You will have the chance to ask staff and department directors about their department--what they do, how they get it done, and what the future holds. Classes meet at various locations throughout the county for nine Fridays begining January 20 and ending on March 17. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends no later than 3:00 p.m. Learn more by clicking the registration button below.
Brevard County Save Our Lagoon Project Plan
The following four fact sheets are a series of articles addressing components of the Brevard County Save Our Lagoon Project Plan. You can read the plan at Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department website.
Muck Removal in the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
Muck is the result of human impact on the Indian River Lagoon. As human population and development has grown, freshwater runoff into the lagoon has also increased, carrying with it land-based sources of nutrients and pollutants. This runoff includes soil from erosion and organic debris from sod, grass clippings, leaves and other vegetation. Decomposing algae blooms also accumulate in muck. All of these sources over time contribute to muck which now covers an estimated 15,900 acres of the lagoon bottom in Brevard County. Read More.
Fertilizer Management in the Save Our Indian River lagoon Project Plan
The input of human-derived sources of phosphorus and nitrogen shifts normal plant production and the food web in the lagoon. The higher concentrations of available nutrients encourage the rapid increase and accumulation of algae, often resulting in a bloom. Read More.
Septic Systems in the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
All septic systems must be regularly maintained to prevent build up and clogging of the drain field. If septic systems are failing or not maintained, are installed in porous soils, or are too close to the water table, they can become a large contributor of nutrients, bacteria, and other pathogens to the groundwater. Read More.
Living Shorelines and Restoration in the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
Living shorelines rely on natural shoreline features such as plants, sand, rock and oysters to provide erosion control benefits while also preserving and restoring coastal habitat. Historically, Florida’s shorelines were stabilized with hardened, man-made structures such as seawalls and bulkheads, which have many harmful unintended consequences. Read More.
My Brevard Yard Workshops
Sign up for the My Brevard Yard Workshop and learn how you can have a healthy lawn and protect our waterways!
One or three-hour workshops are available. Longer workshops are great for municipalities, homeowner associations, and other large groups. Call 321.633.1702 x 222 or Email to schedule a group workshop.
Soil Testing Information
Use these forms to send samples to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Call a Master Gardener
You can do your part to protect water quality by following a few simple steps toward making your yard Florida Friendly. For help with your lawn and landscape, call or email a Master Gardener at 321.633.1702.
Soil and Water Conservation District
The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District assists farmers and ranchers with applying Best Management Practices to their operations.
Contact Dave Millard at 633-1702 x241 or email Dave Millard for assistance.
We are developing a teaching and demonstration garden right here at the UF/IFAS Extension office. Learn how you can help.