Monthly Archive: September 2015

Water Quality Update – September 18, 2015

As we move into autumn the number of rainfall events is declining – and so are the advisories. The salinities in some locations have significantly increased but things look good.   FWC reported background levels of red tide near Gulf County in the panhandle, Sarasota and Manatee counties in SW FL this week but no …

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4-H Strawberry Workshop Open for Youth 8-18

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Escambia County Farm Tour–You’re Invited!

Interested in learning more about Escambia County Agriculture?  Registration is now open for the 2015 Escambia County Farm Tour.  The event will be on October 9th and costs $20/person.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/2015escambiafarmtour or call 850-587-5404 extension 3  by September 25, 2015.  Participants must be 18 years or older and should expect a fair amount of walking.

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Panhandle Outdoors LIVE!

Aucilla River Sinks Hike A portion of the Aucilla River flows through a landscape of dramatic and unusual geologic formations. Join us for this tour to see an amazing sequence of sinks and river rises, created as the river alternately disappears into the underlying karst and resurfaces. Fringed with moss-draped trees and native palms, the …

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Sea Turtles and “Leave No Trace”

In August of 2015 the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new ordinance to address the issue of chairs, tents, coolers, and other debris left on the beach overnight. The issue with these items is that they impede sea turtle nesting and are a hazard for maintenance and safety crews working the beach …

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The World of Worms – the Annelids… Part 3 of 3

In the final segment of this 3 part series on worms we will discuss the largest, most commonly encountered members of the worm world… the Annelids.   Annelids differ from the other two groups of worms we have discussed in that they have segmented bodies. They are largest of the worms and the most anatomically …

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Annual Florida Pecan Field Day 2015 in Monticello

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, October 1 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello. All pecan growers are invited to attend. Commercial pecan production is greatly affected by markets, pests, competition, and the weather. There likely will be plenty of conversation about the weather, but our presentations …

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