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Local Manatee Crisis: Seagrass Conservation is Key

Save The Manatee Club, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of manatees, is reporting 330 manatee mortalities have been recorded in Florida so far this year. According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC), the year 2021 was the worst record of manatee mortalities since record keeping began 50 years ago. For 2022, the numbers are on track for another disappointing year of manatee … Continue reading Local Manatee Crisis: Seagrass Conservation is Key

Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Everyone is invited to explore one of Florida’s natural treasures with the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) by booking a spot on one of their guided ecotours. You can kayak the waters of New Smyrna Beach, or relax on their pontoon boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon. They also offer walking tours where you can learn about Florida’s local flora and fauna, as well as … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

August Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Powered by Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings & Off the Hook Fishing is more than just catching fish…For some, it’s an escape or a weekend hobby or a job. As for some though, it’s a road to recovery where everything slows down and the mind is able to relax and find solace amongst Mother Nature. I’ve … Continue reading August Fishing Guide

Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

Take the summer off – from fertilizing, that is. Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban begins June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: 1) The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1