Environment

Orange County Invites Residents to Recycle Election Signs

Following Florida’s Primary Election, Orange County Government is partnering with the City of Orlando, the City of Winter Park and the League of Women...

Magnolia Park Opens New Eco Education Center Building

Nearly 100 visitors recently came to Orange County Parks and Recreation’s Magnolia Park to celebrate the addition of new amenities along the east shore...

Fertilize Responsibly This Summer: Zero Nitrogen Equals Clean Water Bodies

While summer rains cool us down, they also wash fertilizer off our yards and fuel algae growth in our lakes, rivers and springs. We...

Transportation Choices: Ranking the Cleanest Ways to Travel

Human beings are good at comparing things in order to make informed choices. Recently, a transportation information technology group (TNMT) ranked vehicles to compare...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Makeover using Native Plants and Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The downtown demo garden at the Orange County Administration building is a popular place, with more than 500,000 visitors each year. Recently it got...

You Grow, Girl: Volunteers Help Orange County Homeowners Create Florida-Friendly Landscapes

When Orlando resident Phyllis Stopford, 79, decided to sign up for the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program thirteen years ago, it...

Yard Care Tips for Your Landscape that Keep Waterways Healthy

Your yard and local lakes, rivers and springs are more connected than you think, even if miles apart. Summer is Florida’s rainy season. When...

Don’t Pollute: How to Properly Dispose of Pool and Spa Wastewater

Do you know how to properly dispose of pool and spa wastewater? If you guessed down a storm drain, you are mistaken! Pool and...

Helping Enrich Natural Resources: New Orange County Soil & Water Conservation Board Member

As a new member of the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, 24-year-old Raquel Lozano is raring to go. Born and raised...