Helpful Numbers & Links
Florida & Charlotte County - Scrub-Jay Information Websites
Florida Yards and Florida Gardening
Florida-Friendly Yards: Grow Smart
Florida-friendly landscaping is a set of nine guiding principles which help protect natural resources and preserve Florida's unique beauty.
Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Plants, Florida Gardening, Lawn Care
Learn about Florida Friendly landscaping and gardening, Florida native plants and lawn care.
Florida Plants Online Guide to Florida Plant Life
Reliable information about the plants and plant habitats of Florida.
Florida Gardener -- Gardening in Florida, Temperate, Tropical and Sub-tropical
Florida Gardener, Your Source for Gardening in the Sunshine State! The largest collection of gardening quotes on the web.
This informational garden and plant site includes details about landscape designers, garden centers, Florida Plants of the Year, Scholarships, Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, growers, FNGA Certified Professionals, Horticulture, Florida nurseries, and educational programs like Arbor Day.
General Local Information
Charlotte County Red Dot Program
Emergency medical Program by the Charlotte County Fire & EMS, Charlotte County Sheriff's Department, Punta Gorda Fire/Police Departments and Englewood Area Fire Control District. Three area hospitals, Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Peace River Regional Medical Center provide funding for the Red Dot Medical Information Program and participate in this program.
Hurricanes and Hurricane Awareness
National Hurricane Center - NOAA
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards.
Hurricane Hunters Association
It's true! We fly airplanes right into the eye of the hurricane. This is the place to see unique photos inside the hurricanes. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944.