Estuaries

2016 Coastal Marine Life Survey Reports

Volunteers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been assisting Florida Sea Grant with surveying our bay area for indicator species.  Bay scallops were once found in high enough numbers to support both a commercial and recreational harvest, but no longer.  Declining water quality, loss of habitat, and overharvesting have made the animal rare in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/11/15/2016-coastal-marine-life-survey-reports/

Panhandle Estuaries – National Estuaries Week

Humans have been settling on, and around, coastal estuaries since they first arrived in the panhandle over 10,000 years ago. These bodies of water have provided food and recreation as long as anyone can remember.  They are a magnet for those looking to build homes or businesses – and we continue to be attracted to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/23/panhandle-estuaries-national-estuaries-week/

Cooking from the Estuary

Shrimp, blue crab and many species of fish depend on our local estuaries. Places like Perdido, Pensacola and Escambia Bays, Bayous Texar, Grande and Chico and Big Lagoon are home to local seafood species.   In celebration of National Estuaries Week, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Family and Consumer Sciences will offer the “Cooking …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/16/cooking-from-the-estuary/

Restoring Healthy Estuaries – Update

Restoring our estuary to a more healthy state is of interest to many in our community.  The Sea Grant Program in Escambia County is trying to provide both education and training to help local citizens better understand what problems we have, solutions that may help mitigate them, and train citizens to assist in monitoring our …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/21/restoring-healthy-estuaries-update/

Panhandle Outdoors 2016

  Northwest Florida is considered one  of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features. Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures!   DETAILS & REGISTRATION: Several options are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panhandle- outdoors-live-weeks-bay-estuary-water- school-tickets-22656298599 Contact Rick O’Connor at  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/23/panhandle-outdoors-2016-8/

Seagrass Awareness!

The importance of seagrasses has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately. Come join us to learn more about seagrasses, marine creatures that live in seagrasses, and learn how to protect them at the 16th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration! Seagrass Awareness is an annual free family event held at Shoreline Park South …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/19/seagrass-awareness/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/10/florida-master-naturalist-class-starting-soon/

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE! – Watershed School – Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mobile Bay?… part of the Florida panhandle?… Really?… Well… yes… during the colonial period “West Florida” extended west to the Biloxi area and besides, all western panhandlers know we are really “lower Alabama”; we hear it a million times a year… so YES, it’s part of the Florida panhandle! We’ll go with it. Approximately 35 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/05/panhandle-outdoors-live-watershed-school-weeks-bay-national-estuarine-research-reserve/

Fertilizer Workshop – Turf Care

If you have ever been confused about soil tests and how to fertilizer turf, plan to attend the Fertilizer Workshop on March 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  The program will help you understand your soil test report, which fertilizer to choose for your lawn, and how to apply it so it does not negatively impact …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/03/fertilizer-workshop-turf-care/

Water Quality Update – October 23, 2015

Samples were collected from all stations except Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Water temperatures are beginning to decrease (we have a couple logged in the 60’s). Salinities remain a little higher than normal for most locations. Less than 50% of the stations we monitor measured dissolved oxygen this week but for those that did – no …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/10/23/water-quality-update-october-23-2015/

Older posts «