WUFT News

UF broke ground Saturday for new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center

By on April 9th, 2013

Two years ago, the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation was devastated when a controlled burn destroyed its learning center. Now, the program is working to build again.

About 400 people watched Saturday as ground work began for the new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center.

“It’s used for environmental education purposes,” said Scott Sager, education coordinator and forester. “For folks from kindergarteners through seniors that sort of want to come out and get an opportunity in a nice facility to learn about forests, learn about natural resources.”

WUFT’s Brittany Bassler has more about the center, which is expected to be finished by next year.

 


This entry was posted in Environment and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Environment

Gulf Shores

Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

The once vilified BP is now being commended for its efforts in helping to attract visitors back to the Gulf Coast. The oil company is spending more than $230 million in its efforts.


fruit drop

Citrus Greening Continues To Plague Florida Orange Groves

Described as one of the worst diseases to ever hit Florida orange groves, citrus greening is costing the state’s general fund $5.75 million. If the disease is not curbed it could be detrimental to Florida’s agriculture and economy.


Tri-State Group Unanimously Backs Plan For River System

Fifty-six people from Florida, Georgia and Alabama unanimously approved of a new sustainable water management plan. They issued their recommendations even as Florida sues Georgia, with Florida’s government arguing that too much water is being siphoned off upstream.


Doug Hornbeck walks with mourners through the woods during his mother’s funeral at Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery. Courtesy of Doug Hornbeck.

Florida Cemetery Offers Environmental Burial Options

North Central Florida Cemetery is the only cemetery in Florida that allows people to be buried on protected land. One of the cemetery’s focuses is being environmentally friendly.


Legislature Proposes Reallocating Amendment 1 Funds

The Florida Legislature has proposed spending money earmarked for conservation in other places. The legislature recommended spending between $8 to $10 million of the $750 million conservation funds on land buys.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments