Monthly Archive: October 2017

Health Advisories Issued for Local Waters

Six stations were sampled this week by the Florida Department of Health – all six had high levels of bacteria.  Health advisories were issued for all.  This is due to excessive rain during Hurricane Nate.  Those bodies of water are: Bayou Texar Bayou Chico Bayou Grande Big Lagoon State Park Quietwater Beach Sanders Beach

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Groundwater Quality in the Pensacola Bay Area

As we continue our series on environmental quality in the Pensacola Bay system, we now discuss our ground water.   Pensacola is an old, historic town and it has a long history with a working waterfront. Human activities over the course of our history have discharged a variety of products into our local waterways.  Too …

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In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

Back in the spring, I wrote an article about the natural history of this ancient animal. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is interested in the status of horseshoe crabs and they need to know locations where they are breeding – and Florida Sea Grant is trying to help. If you are not …

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HALLOWEED! Help Us Report Invasive Plants in the Pensacola Bay Area

Halloweed is an invasive plan program that is modeled after the Audubon Christmas Bird Count – just a different topic and a different holiday! What we hope to achieve with this program is update the EDDmaps website that many managers and locals use to track the occurrence of invasive species. This year we are focusing …

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Escambia County FL Sea Grant Agent Awarded

Rick O’Connor, Florida Sea Grant Agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County, has been awarded the 2017 Don Sweat Sea Grant Extension Award. The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity, and leadership in his or her extension program. His programs include topics on coastal invasive and nuisance species, …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m., and the Executive Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Langley Bell 4-H Center – located at 3730 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL.  For further questions, please contact Susan Hendrix @ shendrix@ufl.edu or 850-475-5230.

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