Alachua County approves tougher watering restrictions
By Liana Charles – WUFT-FM
Despite recent rains, Alachua County is tightening up on watering restrictions. People watering more than once a week could face potential fines. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles spoke with the Director of Environmental Protection Department, Chris Bird, about how this move is designed to help improve the Floridan Aquifer.
Later this month, the stakeholder advisory committee of North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership will meet to discuss the region’s water supply issues. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles talked with the Department of Environmental Protection’s Policy Administrator Janet Llewellyn about water conservation efforts.
University of Florida scientists are hoping they have a second chance to save a rare Florida Keys butterfly.
Two feet of soil needs to be removed from the neighborhood near Gainesville’s Koppers Superfund site. And over the course of seven hours Thursday afternoon, Mitchell Brourman presented four times to the public the step-by-step plans for doing so.
Mike Myers, 66, lives in Gainesville and founded Bearded Brothers Solutions, as well as the Repurpose Project, a nonprofit that focuses on finding new uses, especially in art projects or crafts, for old items that he says had “always just been dumped in a hole.”
From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.
A state-run contest to kill snakes brought worldwide attention to Florida’s invasive species problem. But how much closer are researchers to a solution?