Monday, February 16, 2015

Polk County: If You’re Into Water, You’ll Love “Living at the Lakes”

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.

Reserve your spot
Staying Informed
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?

Because lakes!
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™.

Read the flier and register today
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.

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