Escambia County Extension Calendar

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Health Advisory Issued Again for Bayou Texar

With the rains came low salinities and yet another health advisory for Bayou Texar. We have no sample data for Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Perdido Bay is fine.   RED TIDE The red tide still persist along the southwest coast of Florida but the panhandle is fine.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach

Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself.  This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. BARRIER ISLANDS Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island.  The longest barrier island in …

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Florida Master Naturalist class starting soon!

Want a firsthand look at northwest Florida’s wetland habitats? Register now for the Florida Master Naturalist Program’s hands-on learning experience this spring. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on learning experience for adults. The FMNP both informs and prepares individuals to share information about Florida’s natural areas and environmental history. Classes will begin …

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Water Quality All is Good This Week!

No WQ issues to speak of this week – water temperatures warming.   RED TIDE Still persists in SW FL with fish kills and irritating eyes – but all clear in panhandle.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties We had 1 fish kill logged for February so far – a single dead …

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Nature Tourism – The Intracoastal Waterway – Perdido Key

A small trail near the Kayak launch at Johnson's Beach

All Photos By Molly O’Connor   More and more visitors to the Gulf coast are seeking nature encounters when on vacation. Of course there are still the amusement park fans but there is an increasing number interested in visiting “The Real Florida” that our state park system promotes.  Actually, I have found that many lifelong …

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Panhandle Outdoors LIVE! – Watershed School – Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mobile Bay?… part of the Florida panhandle?… Really?… Well… yes… during the colonial period “West Florida” extended west to the Biloxi area and besides, all western panhandlers know we are really “lower Alabama”; we hear it a million times a year… so YES, it’s part of the Florida panhandle! We’ll go with it. Approximately 35 …

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Horse Health and 4-H Youth Showmanship Clinic

horse clinic

Please join us for a two day horse clinic workshop!  For more information please contact Hank at 850-475-5230

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Fertilizer Workshop – Turf Care

Turf Fertilizer_2016

If you have ever been confused about soil tests and how to fertilizer turf, plan to attend the Fertilizer Workshop on March 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  The program will help you understand your soil test report, which fertilizer to choose for your lawn, and how to apply it so it does not negatively impact …

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Farmers Market Symposium

UF IFAS Extension is hosting the Farmers Market Symposium on Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Learn about starting a farmers market with specific topics including food safety, multiple payment options, community gardens, and cottage food laws.  Registration includes lunch and materials. Program will be held at the Langley Bell 4-H Center, 3730 …

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YET ANOTHER HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR

The Enterococcus bacteria count for Texar this week is 160 colonies / 100ml – another health advisory has been issued. Upper Perdido Bay is more freshwater and would use the fecal coliform values. For FC the number of colonies / 100ml should not be over 800… the count was 718 colonies this week. All other …

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