Florida Water Management Districts

PRESS RELEASE SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by scheduling prescribed fires in eight counties The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced the schedule for prescribed fires in the counties of Citrus, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Polk and Sarasota. | 7/31/2018 Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of [...]

History of the Florida Citrus Industry

Throughout the ages, the fruit of citrus trees has been a symbol of eternal love, happiness, and even holiness. The Japanese believed citrus blossoms represented chastity, while the Saracens believed it was a symbol of fruitfulness. Kings and queens built entire indoor gardens around citrus; Arab women used its essence to color gray hair, and [...]