Coastal Sustainability

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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Moving UF/IFAS Extension Forward – Join us December 7th

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National Estuaries Week! – What We Can Do

In the last edition in this series we discussed some of the issues and problems our estuaries are facing. For the final edition for National Estuaries Week we want to leave you with some ideas on you can help improve things.   The first issue we dealt with was eutrophication – or nutrient overloading. The …

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National Estuaries Week! – Problems in Our Bays

I don’t want this to sound like a “Debbie Downer”… but there are problems with our estuaries and panhandle residents should be aware of them. There are things you can do to correct them – which we will discuss in the final issues of this series – but you need to understand the problem to …

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National Estuaries Week! – Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

As we come towards the end of National Estuaries Week we will now look at some issues our estuaries are facing. Sea level rise is one that generates a variety of responses from the public. For some it is of concern, something we need to be planning for and need to spend more research dollars …

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National Estuaries Week! – Ecotourism

A couple of years a few agencies in south Alabama put together something they called the Alabama Birding Trail. It was a relatively simple idea really – they developed a brochure that marked different locations where visitors could enjoy birding in the two county area. They had large signs posted at those locations so that …

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Back by popular demand…the Rain Barrel Workshop!

Want to learn more about how to protect our local waterways from pollution while conserving water yourself? Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 10 am for an informative workshop on ways to prevent stormwater runoff and build your own rain barrel at the same time! The workshop will be held at the Bayview Senior Center, …

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Protect Your Home Before Hurricane Season Begins

With the commencement of summer also comes the beginning of hurricane season (June 1-November 30). For most, your home is your biggest investment and relied upon to keep families safe from the elements. The worst storms typically arrive in August and September, so early summer leaves plenty of time to prepare and make upgrades to …

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3 Ways You Can Help Keep Our Bay Healthy

Following a previous article on the number of ways you can help sea turtles, this week we will look at ways that local residents can help keep our waterways clean. Poor water quality is a concern all over the country, and so it is locally as well. When we have heavy rain all sorts of …

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Looking back: One Year Anniversary of the April 2014 Floods

A year ago today, southwest Alabama and northwest Florida experienced a devastating storm that left hundreds without access to their homes and businesses. Many buildings were flooded and people were stranded by a hurricane-force storm that didn’t come with the luxury of a week’s warning. Rainfall records in Pensacola go back to 1879, and the …

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