Our soil is a living, dynamic body consisting of mineral and organic solids, liquids, and gases occurring on the Earth’s surface. Our soil is characterized as having distinct horizons that are discernible from the geologic parent, resultant from various energy influences. Soils perform numerous functions making it an essential life resource. It is the biologically active zone of the Earth’s crust where our lithosphere and atmosphere coalesce with water and light energy to produce a medium suitable to support plant growth for humans and animals.
Soil regulates rain water conversion to infiltration, runoff, and storage. As such, this regulation affects transmission of potentially compromising compounds in our environment by capturing and treating contaminants. Soil also provides a mechanism to decompose waste produced from the human endeavor. It is not only a cast for development, it serves as the cornerstone of our existence. Proper interpretation and use of our soil is essential and critical.
As our population expands increasing pressures are placed on the ecological resources necessary for sustaining life. O.C. Reedy Associates, Inc. (ORA) possesses the technical expertise and leadership requisite for meeting and negotiating the challenges we encounter as we exist within our environment.
The orange blossom was designated State Flower by
Concurrent Resolution Nov. 15, 1909 Legislature. It is one of the most fragrant
flowers in Florida. Millions of these white flowers perfume the atmosphere
throughout central and south Florida during orange blossom time.
The Manatee series consists of very deep, very poorly drained, moderately permeable soils in depressions, broad drainage ways, and on flood plains. They formed in sandy and loamy marine sediments. Near the type location, the mean annual air temperature about 73 degrees F., and the mean annual precipitation is about 50 inches. Slope is dominantly less than 1 percent but ranges to 2 percent.
The American Alligator
In 1987, the American alligator was designated the official Florida state
reptile. Alligators occur in freshwater ponds, lakes, and rivers throughout
Florida and are characterized by broad, rounded snouts and dark color.
In 1927, the Mockingbird was designated as the Florida state bird. The
Mockingbird is gray with large white patches on its wings and tail and is noted
for its singing ability. Mockingbirds may sing for hours and sing throughout the
year to defend their feeding territories. read more [...]
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