Monthly Archive: February 2016

ESCAMBIA COUNTY 4-H FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING

UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida Escambia County 4-H Foundation Annual Meeting When:          Thursday, March 3, 2016     4:00 PM Financial Review Cmte.  4:30 PM Board Meeting  Adjourn 5:00 PM Where:         Langley Bell 4-H Center, 3730 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL  32533 Please join us as we celebrate another successful year of 4-H Programming!   Please RSVP to …

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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 …

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Health Advisory Issued Again for Bayou Texar

WATER QUALITY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2016 RED TIDE – not detected locally, low levels detected in Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys FISH KILLS – only report was a dead redfish on Feb 1 – cause was parasites HEALTH ADVISORIES – Bayou Texar reported 132 colonies/100ml of sample – the max allowed  = 104 …

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Spring Gardening Series Starts March 12

Escambia County Master Gardeners will be presenting gardening topics on various Saturdays this spring for the public.  The programs will be held at Woerner Landscape and Pet Supply, 1332 Creighton Road.  Each program will begin at 10:00. Topics include Water Gardens, Attracting Butterflies and Pollinators, Color in the Garden, Attracting Wildlife, and Container Gardens. Spring Gardening …

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4-H Open House and County Events Competition

Join 4-Hers throughout the county as they demonstrate the skills they have learned through out the year and highlight different areas for hands-on learning available for all Escambia County youth ages 5-18. Doors will open to the public at 9:30am on April 2 after youth have completed the judged portion of their demonstrations. Youth will …

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Health Advisory Issued Again for Bayou Texar

With the rains came low salinities and yet another health advisory for Bayou Texar. We have no sample data for Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Perdido Bay is fine.   RED TIDE The red tide still persist along the southwest coast of Florida but the panhandle is fine.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach

Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself.  This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. BARRIER ISLANDS Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island.  The longest barrier island in …

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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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Water Quality All is Good This Week!

No WQ issues to speak of this week – water temperatures warming.   RED TIDE Still persists in SW FL with fish kills and irritating eyes – but all clear in panhandle.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties We had 1 fish kill logged for February so far – a single dead …

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Nature Tourism – The Intracoastal Waterway – Perdido Key

All Photos By Molly O’Connor   More and more visitors to the Gulf coast are seeking nature encounters when on vacation. Of course there are still the amusement park fans but there is an increasing number interested in visiting “The Real Florida” that our state park system promotes.  Actually, I have found that many lifelong …

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