Escambia County Extension Calendar

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Fall Garden Festival October 1

Join Escambia County Extension and the Master Gardeners for the Fall Garden Festival this Saturday, October 1, 8:00 – Noon. Event will include garden demonstrations, horticulture information, and a plant sale. Visit with plant societies and pick up free ‘Bloom’ compost from ECUA (bring your own containers). We will see you Saturday morning at 3740 …

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Burmese Python Hatchlings Found in Florida Keys – snake owners must be careful

Last month three Burmese Python hatchlings were found in Key Largo.  This is concerning.  Burmese Pythons are large snakes – up to 18 ft. – and can eat a wide variety of vertebrate animals – including alligators.  They can certainly cause a problem for local wildlife and pets.  State and federal agencies have had traps placed …

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Water Quality Update – September 23, 2016

Health Advisories – 0 FDEP only sampled one location this week – Bayou Texar – Enterococcus value was 18 colonies / 100ml of sample 9should not be over 104 colonies) Fish Kills – 0 FWC dis not report any fish kills for the Pensacola Bay area for the month of September Red Tide Karenia brevis …

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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 …

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Take a bite out of HUNGER!

The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school. The UF/IFAS Extension Office and Florida Peanut Producers Association are sponsoring a drive to collect unopened jars of peanut butter which will be donated to a local food pantry during the latter part of November 2016.  A collection box …

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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 …

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Let’s Go Camping!

This past week I was camping at a state park near Gainesville. Working on a variety of computer related items while sitting in my chair, you were acutely attuned to the sounds of life around you.  Small “pat-pat-pat” could be heard in the leaf litter around the tent.  Curious to what it was making the …

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Make Our Region Even Better: Two Great Nights on Improving Active Transport

We invite you to a walking tour and a public forum featuring Dan Burden – biking, walking and healthy communities guru! P u b l i c  E v e n t s  I n c l u d e   Walking Tour on Active Transportation September 25, 2016 5:30 – 7:30pm Center of historic …

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The Escambia County 4-H Foundation will hold an Executive Board meeting with all members invited

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Thursday, September 15, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting 4:30 – p.m. Board of Directors Meeting – 5:30 p.m. Langley Bell 4-H Center For further information contact Belinda Spann at 850-475-5230 or bspann@ufl.edu

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Water Quality Update – Sep 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection only sampled Bayou Texar this week… all looks fine. The Enterococcus bacteria levels (which should not be above 104 colonies / 100ml of sample) was reported at 4 colonies. The Escambia County Health Department sampled both Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach and both were reported as “Good”. There are no fish kills …

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