ERN: Everglades Radio Network - FM Radio 98.7 & 107.9


As you drive down Alligator Alley on I-75 from Naples, through the "River of Grass," The Florida Everglades, tune in to the Everglades Radio Network on 98.7 WFLP-LP and FM 107.9 WFLU-LP. Learn about the history, heritage, natural beauty and environmental challenges facing the Everglades, and the creatures that live there. The Everglades Radio Network is broadcast from WGCU located on the campus of The Florida Gulf Coast University  in Ft. Myers.


Online database makes it easy to plant a water-conserving landscape
With more and more people looking for information online, the St. Johns River Water Management District has updated and expanded its waterwise plant database to be a dynamic, web-based search tool to help landscapers and do-it-yourselfers identify the right plants for their yard’s specific growing conditions. The District’s waterwise landscaping web pages provide information on how to design a water-conserving landscape and how to group plants according to their needs, such as sunlight and soil conditions...more

Show our Gratitude to All Military Veterans with DVDs4Vets
At this time of year, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Many of us want to show our gratitude to all military veterans who have proudly served our country. One such way is through DVDs4Vets.

DVDs4Vets arranges for the donation of new and used DVDs for the benefit of veterans who for any reason are unable to obtain such entertainment on their own.

Since 2006, DVDs4Vets has collected and donated more than 375,000 DVDs and delivered to V.A. hospitals, Vet Centers and Clinics throughout the Country.

To learn how to donate a DVD to a local V.A. facility, visit

DEP Helps Design the Award-winning Florida-Friendly Landscaping Guide
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design recently received the National Association of County Agricultural Agents national award for the Bound Book category. DEP’s Nonpoint Source Management’s Dr. Mike Thomas and Environmental Scientist Mike Scheinkman provided technical expertise and review in conjunction with faculty advisors from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The principles of sustainable landscaping focus on incorporating the right plant into the design at the right time, helping Floridians save water and reduce nutrients into waterways that contribute to nonpoint source pollution. The guide focuses on nine Florida-Friendly landscaping principles and includes: design scenarios, a step-by-step approach to the conversion process, an overview of ecological considerations, a landscape planning worksheet, common gardening mistakes and a plant list consisting of 500 species that are well adapted to Florida’s growing conditions, along with a color photo and detailed summary for each plant.

Everglades Trail
Follow the Everglades Trail to explore the natural wonders of this international treasure. From Florida Bay north to the headwaters in Central Florida, you will find sites that provide accessible opportunities for you to enjoy the beautiful public lands of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. This subtropical region is a remarkable ecosystem with unique plants and wildlife - more than 4 million acres of public lands vital not only for nature but for the water supply for South Florida


Special Events in Florida State Parks
Find special events taking place in a state park in your region. Click here for more information.

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