SARASOTA COUNTY – Help protect and preserve water resources by becoming a water steward in Sarasota County, with a new program offered by Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability.
The Florida Waters Stewardship Program, launching Sept. 13, uses expert presentations, hands-on learning, field training and communications exercises to give participants the tools needed to act as stewards of the area’s water resources.
Water is a key driver of our health, environment and economy, and protecting our water resources is critical now and for the future. Water connects us all. We are connected to our streams and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our neighborhood ponds and lakes by our yards and streets, and to our regional and statewide neighbors by our surface and groundwater supplies.
Explore those connections as course participants travel across the county to learn about local water quality and quantity issues. Seven sessions comprise this course:
Sept. 13: Watershed Basics and Stewardship. Florida House Learning Center.
Sept. 27: Water, Then and Now. Nokomis Park Community Center.
Oct. 8: Water Supply and Demand. Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority.
Oct. 18: Stormwater in Sarasota County. Audubon Nature Center / Celery Fields.
Nov. 5: Field training. Twin Lakes Park.
Nov. 15: Communicating Water Stewardship. Oscar Scherer State Park.
Dec. 3: Graduation and Guided Kayak Tour. Historic Spanish Point.
This course is open to the public, though seating is limited. Scholarships are available to offset the $89 course fee. Learn more and register early at http://bit.ly/FlaWaterSteward to reserve your spot.
For more information about this course or available scholarships, contact Water Agent Abbey Tyrna at email@example.com or 941-861-9818.
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