Living at the Lakes (LAtL) is a program offered in Polk County, Florida, by Lakes Education/Action Drive (LE/AD) and UF IFAS Extension Polk County. Live on or near a lake? Use lakes frequently for recreation? Interested in learning more about our local hydrology? Then LAtL is for you!
Living at the Lakes is a free program offered twice a year, three sessions at a time. Each session has a unique theme and includes a short presentation and ample time for audience questions and discussion.
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LAtL presentations are structured around frequently asked questions, such as:
- Why is my lake green?
- Do plants attract snakes?
- Is algae bad for the environment?
- What kind of bird is this?
- Are alligators dangerous?
In addition to presentations, several utilities and governmental agencies set up booths to share additional information on water conservation, invasive plants, wildlife, and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.
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You Are Invited
Living at the Lakes is currently scheduled for March 3, 5, and 10, from 6-8pm at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland. If you are interested in attending, register here. The agenda currently includes presentations on:
- March 3
- Know the Flow! An Introduction to Water in Central Florida
- How Rain Gardens Help with Water Quality
- March 5
- Why is my Lake Green? An Introduction to Water Quality Issues
- Fish Facts
- March 10
- Lake Water Quality: We’re All To Blame, We All Can Help
- The Importance of Lakefront Vegetation
See you there!
About the author:
Shannon Carnevale is the Natural Resources Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Polk County – working on educational programming related to Polk County’s natural resources and environment.