Environmental Resources

    

This resource toolkit has been crafted to equip you and your organization with information meant to support the implementation of the Environmental Pillar of the Strategic Plan. Your best resource is eConnect, where you can ask questions and connect with other Park and Recreation professionals who may have the answers to your questions.

Funding Opportunities for Environmental Projects

Contacts for Continuing Education

 

Media (Videos, Graphics, Podcasts, Books) 

Videos
Flight of the Butterflies

Podcasts
Living on Earth (Public Radio International; Current environmental issues)

Graphics

Books

FRPA Webinars

Webinar: Sports Field Management & Maintenance for Sustainability (2012)

Webinar: Designing Sustainable Splash Pads (2012)

Webinar: How to Operate a Successful GreenMarket (2012)

Ideas and Contacts for Environmental and Advocacy Programs

IFAS County Extension Services 
Funding Opportunities (Excel Spreadsheet)
Example Partnership Programs between Counties and IFAS

IFAS List by County

IFAS Offers training in the following categories (contact Anita Neal at
asn@ufl.edu):
    
Master Naturalist Program
    
Water conservation in park landscapes
    
Green Industry Best Management Practices (GIBMPs)
    
Restricted Use Pesticide License trainings: General Standards (Core), Aquatic, Natural Areas Weed management, Ornamental and Turf
    
Equipment safety training
    
Pest management in buildings
    
Turfgrass: fertilizing, diagnosing common insect and disease problems, calibrating spreaders and sprayers Landscape     Maintenance: fertilizing, diagnosing common insect and disease problems, irrigation calibration
    
Maintaining sports turf
    
Landscape codes
    
Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants
    
Tree canopy initiatives
    
Urban forests
    
Pond and lake management
    
Street and parks tree care 
    
Hurricane Preparedness for parks (pruning)
    
Composting and mulching
    
Pollination of plants in parks
    
Right Plant/Right Place/Florida Friendly Landscapes
Ocean Conservancy Coastal Clean Up
NRPA's Parks for Monarchs Program
The Buzz on Native Bees [US Geological Survey]
Local Florida Beekeeper Associations
Urban Forests [American Forests]
iTree
The Florida Conservation Coalition
Athens-Clarke County, GA Community Trees BP (example document)