One of the sessions I attended at the Manasota Regional Neighborhoods Program was ...
Rob Wright of Sarasota County leading a team of speakers discussing what your neighborhood can do to begin to understand it's environment and understand how to make it better using a "NEST" -- Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team
We heard stories about Florida Yards and neighborhoods saving millions of gallons of water used for irrigation. I really want to learn where "my" stormwater runoff goes. Amber a New College student told us about the Bay Neighbor Program where they are doing that around the Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Neighborhood.
Some of the programs discussed included:
University of Florida/IFAS Sarasota County Extension
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Some other resources include:
Florida Native Plant Society
Florida Wild Flower Council