Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our April 2021 newsletter, we featured an article written by Dr. J. Scott Angle, University of Florida's Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, A Visit to the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Monroe County.Picture1

"On your walk from Simonton Street to Duval Street, as you pass the historic Gato Building, you can get a look at two visions of Key West. The first is a garden. You can go on a walking tour of the Native Wildflower  Demonstration Garden, cut through it on your way to or from Duval Street, or just sit in solitude at the only public space in Key West cultivated with              exclusively native plants, shrubs, trees and turf. The garden is not only a beautiful 24-hour-accessible vision of the best of Key West, but it’s a 3600-square-foot victory in redevelopment since it replaced a parking lot.  The second is a saltwater tank inside the Gato Building where you can see a    lionfish. This is essentially an aquatic “WANTED” poster like you used to see in the post office. The lionfish is an invasive species that harms native sea life."

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the April 2021 Newsletter!

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact UF-IFAS Monroe County Extension Services at or (305) 292-4501. 

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