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‘Wild Lake County’ seminar to give residents
tips on living in harmony with nature

RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2013

TAVARES — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering an educational seminar called “Wild Lake County: Living in Harmony with Your Natural Neighbors” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

“Lake County is home to some of the most beautiful and unique ecosystems in the state of Florida,” said Megan Brew, Livestock & Natural Resources Extension Agent. “Residents enjoying the ‘Lake County Lifestyle’ often find themselves living shoulder to shoulder with a variety of plant and animal species. Unfortunately conflicts can arise as a result, but education can go a long way to improving quality of life for both residents and wildlife.”

Topics at the seminar will include: building backyard habitats; identifying and controlling non-native species; co-existing with wildlife; and preventing wildfire. The class will be conducted by Lake County Extension Agents and local specialists. The cost is $5 and registration may be completed at https://wildlakecounty.eventbrite.com/

For more information, contact Megan Brew at horsygrl@ufl.edu or 352-343-4101, ext. 2728.  

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County provides research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H youth programs.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.


More Information:
Megan Brew
352-343-4101, ext. 2728

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