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Living at the Lakes is a three-class, free program, offered to all Polk County residents to share information on common lake questions. Join us for three, two-hour classes to hear from our local experts and get your questions answered. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up link is below.

Session Dates: October 16, 23, and 30, 2014 from 6-8 PM

Tentative Agenda:

October 16:
• Know the Flow! An Introduction to Water in Central Florida – MJ Carnevale, City of Winter Haven
• Why is my Lake Green? An Introduction to Water Quality Issues – Curtis Porterfield, City of Lakeland

October 23:
• How can I Help Improve Local Water Quality? (Florida-Friendly Landscaping) – Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
• How Raingardens Help with Water Quality – Mike Britt, City of Winter Haven

October 30:
• The Importance of Lakefront Vegetation – Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
• Wildlife Found In and Around Our Lakes • Reinier Munguia, Lake Region Audubon Society
• Invasive Exotic Plants (tentative) – Charles Thompson, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission