Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing

By Brad BuckSpecial to the Immokalee BulletinTropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according a new UF/IFAS Extension document. However, the […]

FAU researchers demonstrate effectiveness of face masks

By Giselle GalouistianFlorida Atlantic UniversityBOCA RATON — Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the most effective materials and designs for face masks to minimize the spread of droplets from coughs or sneezes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. While there have been prior studies on how medical-grade masks perform, data on cloth-based coverings used […]

Get your back to school immunizations now

Naples — The 2020-2021 school year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and to make an appointment to visit your local health department […]

The Immokalee Foundation receives Florida Blue $10,000 grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Florida Blue to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative, career-readiness program that introduces students to well-paying career opportunities in four high-demand employment sectors and guides them to the industry-recognized certifications that provide entry into many […]

Words to use, avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

By: Brad Buck Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues have come up with seven words to use and five to eschew so we […]

TIF receives $30,000 donation from Terra Cotta Golf Charities

NAPLES – Earlier this year, The Immokalee Foundation was named the beneficiary of the Terra Cotta Invitational Golf Tournament. Even though the tournament was canceled, Terra Cotta Golf Charities made a $30,000 donation to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative career-readiness program that introduces students […]

Collier County BOCC approve beach access modifications

In light of the decisions by Dade and Broward counties to close their public beaches for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and in keeping with Collier County’s ongoing effort to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners, at a June 30, 2020 special board meeting, approved a […]

Fourth of July collection schedule

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, there will be no trash, yard waste or recycling collection on Saturday, July 4th in the areas of Collier County serviced by Waste Management, including Marco Island and Everglades City, or in the Immokalee area serviced by Waste Connections. There is no make-up day. Service will resume on […]

New UF/IFAS economist comes ‘home,’ looks to help harness resources

By Brad BuckSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin IMMOKALEE — Kim Morgan is coming home, in a manner of speaking. Morgan graduated from the University of Florida three times. Mostly recently, she began her position as an associate professor of food and resources economics for the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee. For […]

Alert Collier Notification for Persons with Special Needs

Collier County Persons with Special Needs (PSN) who have dated contact information in their records will be receiving a notification through the Alert Collier System on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., asking if they want their information to remain in the PSN database or if they want it removed from […]