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On This Day: Smithsonian Institution created

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSSmithsonian InstitutionThe HIstory Channel Previous articleMoore leads latest fundraising report in District 7 raceNext articleOCPS Board Chair announces District 7 endorsement Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On This Day in History, August 10th, 1846  After a decade of debate about how best to spend a bequest left to America from an obscure English scientist, President James K. Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution Act into law.In 1829, James Smithson died in Italy, leaving behind a will with a peculiar footnote. In the event that his only nephew died without any heirs, Smithson decreed that the whole of his estate would go to “the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Smithson’s curious bequest to a country that he had never visited aroused significant attention on both sides of the Atlantic.James SmithsonSmithson had been a fellow of the venerable Royal Society of London from the age of 22, publishing numerous scientific papers on mineral composition, geology, and chemistry. In 1802, he overturned popular scientific opinion by proving that zinc carbonates were true carbonate minerals, and one type of zinc carbonate was later named smithsonite in his honor.Six years after his death, his nephew, Henry James Hungerford, indeed died without children, and on July 1, 1836, the U.S. Congress authorized acceptance of Smithson’s gift. President Andrew Jackson sent diplomat Richard Rush to England to negotiate for transfer of the funds, and two years later Rush set sail for home with 11 boxes containing a total of 104,960 gold sovereigns, 8 shillings, and 7 pence, as well as Smithson’s mineral collection, library, scientific notes, and personal effects. After the gold was melted down, it amounted to a fortune worth well over $500,000. After considering a series of recommendations, including the creation of a national university, a public library, or an astronomical observatory, Congress agreed that the bequest would support the creation of a museum, a library, and a program of research, publication, and collection in the sciences, arts, and history. On August 10, 1846, the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution was signed into law by President James K. Polk.Today, the Smithsonian is composed of 19 museums and galleries including the recently announced National Museum of African American History and Culture,nine research facilities throughout the United States and the world, and the national zoo. Besides the original Smithsonian Institution Building, popularly known as the “Castle,” visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the National Museum of Natural History, which houses the natural science collections, the National Zoological Park, and the National Portrait Gallery. The National Museum of American History houses the original Star-Spangled Banner and other artifacts of U.S. history. The National Air and Space Museum has the distinction of being the most visited museum in the world, exhibiting such marvels of aviation and space history as the Wright brothers’ plane and Freedom 7, the space capsule that took the first American into space. John Smithson, the Smithsonian Institution’s great benefactor, is interred in a tomb in the Smithsonian Building.For more information on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Apopka announces closures and cancellations

first_img The City of Apopka is preparing for severe weather from Hurricane Matthew on Thursday and Friday, according to a News Release from the City’s Public Information Officer, Robert Sargent.A hurricane warning has been issued for most of Central Florida including Orange County. The latest forecast calls for high winds with gusts up to 60 mph, between four and seven inches of rain and potential flooding in some areas.All residents and businesses are encouraged to be ready for the storm and to stay informed. As of noon on Oct. 5, 2016, here is important information about city services:The City of Apopka has sand and sandbags available through 6 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Public Services facility located at the corner of South Highland Avenue and East 8th Street. A limit of 10 bags with sand will be available per recipient while supplies last.The City will collect garbage as scheduled on Thursday. No collections will be made Friday, but service will resume Saturday if weather and conditions permit. An informational update will be released Friday.City offices will close at noon Thursday and all day Friday. That includes administrative services at City Hall, Utility Billing, Public Services and Recreation.City recreational facilities will be closed Friday. No recreational programs will be hosted. The City will issue additional information Friday about weekend events and facility availability.Thursday night’s Apopka Food Truck Round-up is cancelled at Kit Land Nelson Park. Information will be released later about possible rescheduling.Residents are asked to stay off city streets during Friday’s severe weather. Drivers also should avoid areas with flooding and fallen trees. Residents are asked to please take exceptional care near possible downed electric utility lines.For additional emergency information about services available throughout Orange County, please visit Orange County Emergency Management online at www.ocfl.net/storm. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSCity of ApopkaHurricane Matthew Previous articleOCPS announces school closings for Hurricane MatthewNext articleGoodwill postpones Apopka Job Fair Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Run your own race!

first_img January 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm Dear Christine, yes, I know what you mean. I guess we are all running a race, and certainly there are those times that we hit the “wall”. It seems that about then that we can’t take another step. At times the christian walk is like that, but if we keep on, if we persevere and stay the course, oh the reward will be well worth the effort put forth. Blessings on you and yours, Charles Towne TAGSChristine Webb Previous articleDepartment of Environmental Protection secretary resignsNext articleA cat, a horse and unreasonable expectations Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Sheri Sheri Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS I am constantly looking to better myself. I often observe what others are doing that makes them so successful… so liked- or even loved. I can’t seem to figure me out! What can I do better to just be a better person or to make myself more successful… and what is success anyway? How do we measure success? At times I feel completely at peace with who I am.. but not always with who I am becoming… and who is that anyway? I believe at times I think too much! perhaps I should just enjoy the process of becoming. Kick back and enjoy the ride~ (2nd time I posted to this article/evidently the 1st one did not show up with the article even though my copy did) Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom February 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Charles Townecenter_img Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply InspirationBy Christine WebbWhen I was first beginning to run, man oh man, it was hard! There were times I felt I couldn’t even run down my own block. Step by step and block by block I kept trying.But I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a friend one Saturday morning during a long run, years ago, that really pushed and encouraged me. I hope it encourages you in life as well.If you’ve ever run a race — a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon — you know, when the race starts, people rush to take off and you can quickly get caught up in the excitement and energy of it all! You feel like you could fly and you want to keep up with everyone. Hold on!The advice my friend gave me was wise and something I will never forget. Run your own race. Don’t compare yourself to others. Many people will rush off at the start and it will be hard not to go with them, but you have to run your own race at your own pace.Later on, I remember my first big race and I remembered those wise words. It was so hard at first to keep my own pace. People were flying past me! But guess what? My friend was right! Around mile 9, 10, 11, and 12 I began to pass those people who rushed off in the beginning! I was shocked! But at the same time it energized and confirmed to me how important it is to run your own race!Are you running your own race in life or are you looking at where others are?It’s so hard sometimes I know, but don’t look at where others are in life. You may see some folks getting engaged and think, “Why isn’t this happening to me?”You may see others announce they are going to have a baby and you think, “When is it going to be my time?”Or someone may post they have a great new job and you are struggling.It’s hard.Run your own race.Remember and be encouraged today — God can change things in an instant!Keep your eyes on Jesus and the rest will fall into place.Believe it and be encouraged today! Don’t give up Hope!1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”Christine Webb is the Lead Pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Ocala. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm Please enter your name here I am constantly looking to better myself. I often observe what others are doing that makes them so successful… so liked- or even loved. I can’t seem to figure me out! What can I do better to just be a better person or to make myself more successful… and what is success anyway? How do we measure success? At times I feel completely at peace with who I am.. but not always with who I am becoming… and who is that anyway? I believe at times I think too much! perhaps I should just enjoy the process of becoming. Kick back and enjoy the ride~ Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

429 Connector Road to be closed to through traffic

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSWekiva Parkway Previous articlePublic invited to view voting equipment testingNext articleMoore leads latest fundraising report in District 7 race Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Crews are scheduled to close the 4429 Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 over the weekend.The intersection closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 to 6 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016. This will allow crews to continue to set bridge beams as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429 during this operation. This work will require closing the SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road for the weekend. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Youth step-up to help the underprivileged

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Teenage Outreach to the PoorInspirationBy Jeanne BowserWhile most people are scrambling for last minute presents at the mall, teenagers reached out to the poor in Apopka this Christmas weekend.Apopka’s bus station area was surrounded by people not waiting for a bus, but in line for some food along with picking up free toys and clothes. A connecting vacant lot was the hot spot on Saturday afternoon for the poor and needy; not only to have their physical needs met, but some spiritual love and truth to go along. Mabel Stevens, a member of New Destiny Christian Center, began planning on Monday, posting on Facebook, announcing the outreach, which inspired people to get involved. Five people passed out flyers to 480 homes, 4 hours a day… several days before the event. First Antioch Baptist Missionary Church here in Apopka donated tables and chairs. There were 11 volunteers for event, and more than half were teenagers.One man was reported to say. “I want you guys to continue doing this. No one does this for us. Thank you for doing this for us.”Looks like great things are happening in Apopka!Jeanne Bowser is the Children’s Pastor at The Word of Life Church in Apopka. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSWord of Life Church Previous articleHow To Stop Your Phone From Hurting YouNext articleNew Year’s Resolution: Live Happier Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Affordable housing summit scheduled for next week

first_img 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Please enter your name here TAGSAffordable HousingOrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Previous articleCity Council approves final development plan for Self Help Credit UnionNext articleNelson names Bass and VanCamp to executive team Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Hosts Third and Final Regional Affordable Housing Workshop WHAT: Regional Affordable Housing WorkshopThe third and final affordable housing workshop will focus on regulatory guidelines and financial resources to support affordable housing solutions and developments in Central Florida. Representatives from Orange, Seminole, Osceola County and the City of Orlando will present regional goals, strategies, and tools to support affordable housing initiatives. The afternoon session will consist of panel discussions focusing on financial resources and the challenges that developers face in the affordable housing realm.WHERE: Winter Park Community Center721 W New England AveWinter Park, FL 32789WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 20189 a.m. – 3 p.m.  MORE INFO: www.ocfl.net/HousingWorkshopA regional approach is imperative to exploring affordable housing solutions in Central Florida. Three years ago, Mayor Jacobs convened partners from Orange, Seminole, Osceola County, and the City of Orlando to engage in this important regional initiative. From private sector developers to government planners, the finance and banking industries, academia and the social services sector, the tri-county area is committed to a collaborative affordable housing approach.According to a 2016 report by the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area has a deficiency of 33,577 rental units for very low-income households. This is one of the highest deficiencies in the nation. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply True affordable housing = the “Green Leaf Hotel”……(the woods)….LOL Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sullivan’s staff returns to Apopka this month

first_img The Anatomy of Fear If you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Sullivan is in her second term in the Florida Legislature after decisive wins in 2014, and 2016. She is the Majority Deputy Whip of the Florida Legislature. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSRep. Jennifer Sullivan Previous articleOn This Day in History: The Allies land on the beaches of NormandyNext articleMissing Child Alert: 16-year-old Apopka girl missing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Coming to Apopka City Hall in JuneJennifer SullivanState Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for constituent outreach.  Please call Morgan Hatfield at 352-742-6275 for an appointment.If you need immediate assistance, please visit or contact our Eustis office located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact our office at [email protected] Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Tick tock… time is flying by

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter InspirationBy Mike GillandI remember hearing my dad say, “Boy, once you hit 30, the years seem to fly by…”  I am not sure just how old I was when he said that, but I was probably 7 or 8, making my dad about 35.  Of course, at the time, I couldn’t relate to that at all. My days seemed very long. And the wait for school to be over?….an eternity.  Then, there was the never-ending anticipation for Christmas to come. Yeah, I couldn’t relate to my dad’s thoughts at all. That was then.Now, a most unusual thing is happening.  Young people are making the same remarks as my dad made all those years ago!  And – they are young…very young!  I have a few thoughts about the reason for this phenomenon.  I suspect that the sheer amount of visual stimulation that hits today’s young people on an hourly basis can be downright overwhelming.  There is no shortage in ways for our youth to spend their hours, their days, their weeks… making it seem to them that there is just not enough time in a day to get in all the video streaming, social media, TV, movies, etc.  The end result – kids are now saying what only adults once uttered. “Time is flying by…”Now, just so you know, I am all for all of the things mentioned.  But I do caution parents to make sure that your children haven’t jumped on the train to exhaustion!  A new common site is to see a group of people sitting in a church lobby, or at the airport, or in the living room at Christmas, with each person’s head bowed as they are texting or looking at a phone or tablet.  I am pretty sure that it is possible that all of these neat, time-saving and entertaining devices are bringing fatigue to our minds, and causing a new sense of isolation. And wherever there is isolation, loneliness is not far behind.We can fight this by having a good, old-fashioned hobby, doing something with others that you enjoy – without the interruption of cell phones or tablets.  Breathe – enjoy life – make a memory…and you might just sense a bit of slowdown in your life!Feature Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format.  Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSInspirationMike GillandThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleLawyers are trying to scare you with Facebook adsNext articleMy continuing odyssey to good health Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka Police Department’s response to COVID-19

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChief McKinleyCOVID-19 Previous articleSenator Bracy to host free food distribution April 3rd for Apopka & District 11Next articleFlorida’s stay-at-home order has expansive, evolving interpretation of ‘essential’ Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Measured body temperature > 100.4 F (38C)Fever (hot to the touch in room temperature)ChillsUnusual sweatUnusual whole-body achesHeadacheBreathing or shortness of breathNasal congestionPersistent coughSore throatRunny or stuffy noseDiarrhea You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here From Chief of Police Mike McKinley, Apopka Police DepartmentAs we deal with these unprecedented and challenging times, the men and women of the Apopka Police Department remain committed to protecting our community.The current situation we find ourselves in is different than anything we have faced in our careers, however law enforcement’s ability to work together and adapt to the challenges we face will get us and our community through these trying times.As a result of the Covid-19 concerns, the Apopka Police Department is continually adjusting the way we do business to protect our personnel and our community. Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the police department has implemented the following changes:Our communications center continues to screen calls for service by asking the caller the following questions:Is any individual on the scene experiencing any of the following symptoms? Please enter your comment! If any of the individuals on scene are experiencing any of these symptoms, the telecommunicator is asking the caller if the individual has traveled to any of the States experiencing large outbreaks of COVID-19, such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.Officers are also encouraged to ask additional questions that may be relevant when they arrive on scene.Our telecommunicators are requesting that callers meet our officers outside when they arrive on scene.Sworn Personnel have been informed to practice the following guidelines to help protect themselves from exposure:When possible, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet.When possible, remain outside when handling a call for service. When practical they are interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects outside. If they are not able to take report information or conduct an interview outside or in a large open area they will take appropriate precautions, such as social distancing, to protect themselves.Practice proper hand hygiene.Do not touch their face with unwashed hands.If the call for service is strictly a medical matter and there is not life-threatening event occurring, they will allow the Fire Department to handle the situation.Have a trained Emergency Medical Service/Emergency Medical Technician (EMS/EMT) assess and transport anyone they think might have COVID-19 to a healthcare facility.Ensure only trained personnel wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) have contact with individuals who have or may have COVID-19.If our personnel transport someone who is ill or is suspected of having COVID-19, the Apopka Fire Department and Advent Health Apopka have specialized equipment to decontaminate our patrol vehicles and equipment following a suspected COVID-19 incident.We have instituted an alternative call for service plan in an attempt to limit the number of contacts our personnel have with individuals. Until further notice, supervisory personnel and officers are screening calls for service to determine those calls that can be handled over the phone. Examples of calls that citizens may hear back from an officer via a phone call will be nonviolent incidents that are over with such as fraud, theft, vandalism, etc. Supervisors will continually review the information provided by the caller to determine if a physical response is needed. Incident reports will still be written, when needed, and follow-up investigations will still occur.Additionally, to promote social distancing, sergeants are briefing their patrol officers utilizing technology. This prevents officers from having to respond to the police department and brief as a group.The Apopka Police Department has suspended fingerprinting until further notice and the lobby to the police department is closed. Anyone who arrives at the police department needing assistance there is information affixed to the front door that provides them with the number to the records unit. This will allow our records personnel to handle the individuals needs over the phone. If someone arrives at the police department and needs to meet with a police officer there is a phone to the right of the lobby doors that will connect them with our communications center.As we face these challenging times, the men and women of the Apopka Police Department remain committed to the safety of our community through proactive patrols and continued response to in-progress criminal activity.  As always, if you have an emergency situation call 911. If you have a non-emergency situation call the non-emergency number 407-703-1757. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

USDA seeks proposals for innovative approaches to high tunnel systems in…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Up to 10 percent of the funds are for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community- based organizationsFrom USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida will invest $300,000 for Conservation Innovation Grants for high tunnel systems that improve weather resiliency and improve degraded plant conditions.The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12 before noon, EST.Grants between $5,000 to $75,000 will be awarded to applicants matching those funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-federal sources that can include cash or in-kind contributions. U.S.-based non-federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Florida.Up to 10 percent of the funds are for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community- based organizations representing these entities. The funding announcement seeking proposals will be published on grants.gov and is available here.Conservation Innovation Grants are competitive grants that drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests that improve water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat. Under the state CIG, public and private grantees develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges.Grant Application WebinarA webinar May 27, 2 p.m. EST will explain how to apply for the state Conservation Innovation Grants and give an overview of NRCS high tunnel systems. The meeting link is here.  Or dial in to 1-844-517-1271, access code 962 370 659. Individuals who require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language contact Nina Bhattacharyya, 352-338-9554 by May 13.USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) puts more than 80 years of experience to work assisting America’s private landowners with conserving their soil, water and other natural resources. Local, state and federal agencies and policymakers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. The majority of conservation application is accomplished with local partners. Our partnership with local conservation districts serves almost every county in Florida. Participation in NRCS programs is voluntary. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSCommunity-based OrganizationsEnvironmentFarmersfloridaFundingGovernmentGrantsHigh Tunnel SystemsInnovationNatural Resources Conservation ServiceRanchersUnderservedUSDAWebinar Previous articleHow binging Netflix may save F1 racingNext articleOrange County Clerk’s Office hosting free mental health webinar Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more