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Airboat Ride Turns Into a History Lesson for UF President

President Fuchs snaps a photo of a rosette spoonbill as it flies over Snake Island, a nesting ground for thousands of birds near Cedar Key (Nina Cusmano/WUFT News).

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs spent his Sunday riding around Cedar Key in an airboat for the first time, visiting a Native American burial ground, climbing a lighthouse and exploring the area’s clam farms. The president’s daylong visit was another testament to his interest in the university’s ventures across all disciplines, said …

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Haile HOA Says Yes To Florida-Friendly Lawns

Haile Plantation is doing a number of things, including using soil sensors instead of rain sensors for its sprinkler systems, to conserve water. But it is one of the few homeowner's associations that are taking such measures, according to IFAS researchers. (Photo courtesy Janet Tarbox/Flickr).

Some neighborhood associations are moving toward more sustainable landscaping practices to conserve water. Haile Plantation Association is using sustainable practices in its common areas, but it doesn’t have authority over how residents water their lawns.

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