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 the January newsletter, Shelly Krueger, Monroe County Extension's Florida Sea Grant Agent, wrote the cover article on Stony Coral Tissue Loss DiseaseThe newsletter also includes updates on many Extension events going on this month!

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease outbreak extent, courtesy DEP

"In the Florida Keys, we are fortunate to be next to the third largest barrier reef in the world!  The coral reefs in our backyard are called the Florida Reef Tract, which extends from Martin County through the Florida Keys and out to the Dry Tortugas.  Coral reefs are  often referred to as “rainforests of the sea” because they support a rich and diverse web of life in the world’s oceans.

Even though coral reefs cover less than 1% of the seafloor, they are extremely important for food and fishing, tourism, coastal protection, and a source for many human medicines..."

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the January 2019 Newsletter

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact Liz Yongue, at or (305) 292-4501. 

Hard copies are available upon request.

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