Health Advisories Issued for Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach

The Department of Health sampled both Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach and found bacteria levels high enough to issue a health advisory.  No data was submitted for other bodies of water in the area. Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus levels (colonies/100ml) Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued Jun 5 Bayou Texar …

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Not All Palm Fertilizers are the Same

Learn about the appropriate fertilizer for your palms In the Garden with UF IFAS Escambia Extension.

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Lichens In the Garden

Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.

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Health Advisory Issued For Bayou’s Texar and Chico

With this steady rain, samples were collected from 13 locations this week.  Only Bayou’s Texar and Chico had high enough bacteria levels to issue an health advisory. 2017 Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus levels (colonies/100ml) Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued May 30 Bayou Texar 82 11.0 7.2 160 Poor YES …

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Necessary Maintenance for Zoysiagrass

Zoysiagrass is becoming very popular for many new lawn installations. Before you choose zoysiagrass, make sure you are aware that it will require dethatching within a few years. This is normally a practice that needs to be performed by a landscape professional. They will need to evaluate the turf’s thatch level and use an appropriate …

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Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System – Introduction

In 2016, Dr. Mike Lewis (U.S. EPA), Taylor Kirschenfeld (Escambia County Division of Water Quality and Land Management), and Traci Goodhart (West Florida Regional Planning Council) published an EPA document (EPA/600/R-16/169) entitled Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System: Retrospective Review for Future Resource Management and Rehabilitation. This 145 page technical report is an excellent …

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Deer Fly Management for Homeowners

A bite from a deer fly (Family Tabanidae) is a truly unpleasant experience. It is not only painful but many people have an allergic reaction that results in a swollen itchy welt at the sight of the bite. Although there are not many management techniques, homeowners can make a trap to help limit some activity …

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Manatee Seen in Big Lagoon

Yep, on May 7, 2017 Marsha Stanton spotted a manatee swimming by her pier in Big Lagoon. I am sure this was an exciting moment and Marsha was interested in letting someone know so that the unusual encounter could be logged. There are four species of manatee in the world; the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus …

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The Gulf of Mexico

In this post we will begin a series of articles on the natural history of our marine environment. Many reading this are visiting the Gulf for the first time, others have been swimming in it since they could swim, but many from both groups know very little about the natural history of the Gulf region, …

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Health Advisories Issued for Bayou’s Texar, Chico, and Grande

As expected after a heavy rain, the bacteria levels have increased in the local bayous.  Bayou’s Chico, Texar, and Grande all had levels high enough to have health advisories issued. Enterococcus bacteria are found in the digestive tracts of birds and mammals and are used to monitor sewage in brackish and marine waterways.  Levels should …

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