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Overview of Materials

We’ve compiled UF/IFAS, water management district, and DEP public information to create these Florida-friendly water conservation materials for you. They’re written for use on the Web, but can be adapted to any media.

These materials have been reviewed and approved by UF/IFAS Extension state specialists and Florida water management districts. 

You can run them as-is or revise them to suit your needs. If you revise them, you might want to check with your water management district to confirm accuracy for your area. Use them in your newsletter, on your Web site, in your newspaper column, or as a handout at your county Extension office. Just be sure to credit University of Florida/IFAS for the information.

Because not all areas of the state are considered to be in a state of drought, some of these materials are for homeowners who face severe water shortages, some for those who want to save money, and some for everyone in between.

And remember, conservation is just as important in areas where there isn’t a drought!

What's in the kit:

Ideas for Using Materials

You may have contacts with local media, or you may be wondering who to call. You can always call us for ideas about contacting the media. Or you can try some of the following tactics:

  1. E-mail or call your local gardening editor
  2. Call your local talk radio or NPR station
  3. Contact your utility company’s marketing department to see if you can have material placed in their newsletters/mailing inserts
  4. Check with your weekly and monthly newspapers.  They’re usually willing to place content.
  5. Check organizations for useful local newsletters and Web sites
    1. Community clubs—garden clubs, women’s clubs, service clubs, etc.
    2. City or county parks and recreation divisions
    3. Chambers of commerce 
    4. Homeowners’ associations

We're Happy to Help

If you have questions, please contact us concerning these materials. 

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