Escambia County Extension Calendar

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Water Quality Update – Aug 26, 2016

FDEP Only sampled at one location this week – Bayou Texar – but all looks good there.  – Salinity is lower than normal ( 6.5 ppt) but bacteria levels and dissolved oxygen are fine. ECHD sampled for bacteria at three locations – Texar, Sanders Beach, and Big Lagoon State Park – all good. Red tide was …

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It’s Sea Turtle Hatching Time… what you can do to help them

It is August, we are just off another successful Sea Turtle Baby Shower event in the Pensacola area, and we are in peak season for sea turtle hatching. Those little guys have a tough road to follow trying to emerge from their nest to reach the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Within the …

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Gulf Coast Farm to Table – Harvest Dinner

Topics: Production capabilities of local farmers Field demonstrations Local agricultural traditions When:  October 24, 2016  /  4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Where:  West Florida Research and Education Center 4253 Experiment Drive, Hwy 182 Jay, FL  32565 Please register at http://tinyurl.com/GC-Farm2Table2016 For more information contact Christina Walmer cbwalmer@ufl.edu or (850) 475-5230  

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Master Gardener Training Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2016-17 Master Gardener Volunteer Training class are now available.  If you are interested in learning about horticulture and serving as a volunteer with UF IFAS Escambia County Extension, please contact Beth at bbolles@ufl.edu or stop by the office (3740 Stefani Road) for an information packet and application.  Applications will be available until …

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Peak Seafood – August

Each month Sea Grant provides a list of local seafood species that are currently in peak season.  Some species are regulated differently in different states so even though it may be listed as being in peak season – the reader should check with local state agencies to determine if there are any current regulations that …

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The Return of the Bay Scallop

MAN do folks in the Florida panhandle like scallops. Scalloping is a fun activity that gets the whole family outside snorkeling and finding all sorts of local marine life… and scallops taste good.  I remember in years gone by collecting scallops and broiling them in butter right there at the camp site…. Good times!   …

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10,000 Lionfish Have Been Submitted in the FWC Lionfish Challenge

The state is doing their best to try to remove lionfish.  After the success Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day held across the state – and in Pensacola – the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission initiated a Lionfish Challenge.  In this program divers submit lionfish tails to local dive shops.  The number of tails submitted …

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Irrigation and Crop Management

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm | Intersection of Hwy 99 & Melvin Road in Oak Grove, FL The location is about ¾ mile south of the Oak Grove Baptist Church located at 2600 N Hwy 99 McDavid (or Century depending on your gps) TOPICS Interpretation …

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Water Wars… can we avoid it?

On a recent camping trip out west I was made aware of just how valuable water is. The American west has been battling water issues for a few years now.  Some camp showers had buttons that would provide you water for a couple of minutes, others charged $.50 for four minutes, some charged $1.00 for four …

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What Cause the Toxic Algal Bloom in South Florida and Could It Happen Here?

Most of us have heard about the toxic algal blooms plaguing south Florida waters. If not, check out http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/05/.  This bloom has caused several major fish kills, bad odors, and has kept tourist away from the area.  What happen? Could it happen in the panhandle?   First we have to understand what happened there. The …

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