Monthly Archive: January 2016

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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Another Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar

Not all stations reported this week – but that is to be expected this time of year. That said there is a health advisory issued for Bayou Texar this week.   The 2015 Water Quality Update Report is ready! I will post a short version on our website next week but you can request a …

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HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR

Welcome back to 2016 and the Water Quality Update. This year we will be expanding to include data from the Escambia Marine Science Educators (ESME) and from the Florida Microplastics Awareness Program. Later this month we will submit an article explaining the FMAP program. Also this year we will be working on centralizing data collected …

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Yep… It’s January and there is a Hurricane

As a follow up to the climate summit in Paris this past December we will post articles discussing unusual weather and wildlife events and how climate change may (or may not) being impacting these. Last week we posted an article describing the El Nino. Much of the strange weather we have had recently has been …

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Pensacola celebrates Arbor Day with free trees

Interested in planting a tree for Arbor Day?  The University of Florida Extension, Escambia County, and Division of Forestry want to help by giving away two free trees per person on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Choose between a Willow oak, Nutall oak, and Dahoon holly to enhance your landscape.  Information on planting and care will also …

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What is an El Niño?

In our last article on red tides we discussed how the strange weather of 2015 caused some changes in the natural world around Pensacola Beach – mainly, it got warmer. Though climate change is happening, and we just had a major summit on the topic in Paris, the warming of 2015 was most directly impacted …

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Composting and Recycling

Home landscapes have plenty of materials that can be transformed into a wonderful soil amendment. Join Escambia Extension on Friday, January 22 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to learn about techniques to compost yard debris and recycle in the garden. Please pre register by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu Program will be in the Langley …

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2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16, 2016

2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16

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