Tag Archive: Watershed

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE – Watershed School – Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Fishermen fish the marshes of Weeks Bay while a pelican looks on. Photo: WeeksBay.org Mobile Bay?… part of the Florida panhandle?… Really?… Well… yes… during the colonial period “West Florida” extended west to the Biloxi area and besides, all western panhandlers know we are really “lower Alabama”; we hear it a million times a year… …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/panhandle-outdoors-live-watershed-school-weeks-bay-national-estuarine-research-reserve/

Swamps: Watershed or Wasteland?

Swamps provide valuable filtration for surface water Recent rains have left water standing on some panhandle Florida real estate which has been dry for several years.  Ponds, natural and dug, are brimming with water reflecting the generous outpouring from the slow and wet weather system which passed listlessly over the area. The rainwater excess is also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/19/swamps-watershed-or-wasteland/

Your Watershed “Address:” What is it, and Why it’s Important

No matter our distance from a lake, wetland, river, or coastline, we all live within the boundaries of a watershed – photo by Judy Ludlow No matter our distance from a lake, wetland, river, or coastline, we all live within the boundaries of a watershed.  In fact, all land on earth is part of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/09/your-watershed-address-what-is-it-and-why-its-important/