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New, intensive course fosters good water stewardship

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Become a Water Steward – Working With Water, Working With People

To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our communities, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. As Floridians, we are connected to our oceans 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.

This new program will use expert presentations, online explorations, experiential learning, field experience in watershed science, and communication skills training to foster a greater understanding of these interactions and provide the tools necessary to become stewards of our water resources. During this seven-session course, participants will travel to locations across Pinellas County to explore the natural beauty, learn about emerging water issues, and meet with local experts. Classes will meet between August 22nd and November 4th. The cost for the seven-session course is $89.

Participants also will work together to produce a stewardship project that makes a difference in the community, will attend a relevant stakeholder meeting, and between class sessions will explore online resources to learn more about water.

This course has limited seating/availability. Register early to reserve your spot.

For more information about this course, please use the link below, or contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Natural Resources Agent, Lara Milligan, at or 727-453-6905.