Information Links

We have included several links to web sites that are related in some way to the mission of the Defenders of Crooked Lake.

Please use these web sites as an added resource to learn more about various issues related to Crooked Lake.

Link List

  • Polk County Water Atlas of Crooked Lake, FL
    • Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface water environments.
  • Florida Wildflower Organization
    This is a great site to learn about native Florida wildflowers, including planting & research projects.

  • Florida Friendly Landscaping
    This is a great site to learn how to have a Florida Friendly yard. Some of the ideas on this web site will help conserve water and retain the water quality of Crooked Lake.

  • Eaqles In Florida
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Bald Eagle Homepage.  The bald eagle, our national bird, was recently removed from the imperiled species list on the heels of its remarkable recovery.  Here you can find information about the new bald eagle management plan, permitting requirements, eagle biology, current research, and bald eagle nest locations in your area.

  • Reduce Your USE
    Tips from the Southwest Florida Water Management District to handle drought conditions.

  • Florida Friendly Plant Handbook
    This handbook provides helpful concepts, tools and techniques to create your own Florida Friendly Yard – a yard that is beautiful and environmentally friendly.

  • The Nature Conservancy of Florida
    The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The group called the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem Working Group is dedicated to ensuring the long-term protection of the native plants, animals and natural communities of this unique region of Florida.

  • Xeriscaping Information
    Xeriscaping refers to the conservation of water through creative landscaping. This web site will give you helpful information on how to implement xeriscaping ideas in your yard.

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    The Department’s Water Resource Management Programs are responsible for protecting the quality of Florida’s water.

  • Water Foot Print
    The average person in the United States has a water foot print of about 656,012 gallons each year; that includes everything used to make the food, clothing, and other water driven products we consume. Visit this site to see what you individual Water Foot Print is.

  • The Nature Conservancy – Winter 20080 Newsletter

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