Monthly Archive: May 2016

The Lionfish Tournament is Over… What Now?

The recent Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day was a big success.  8,089 lionfish were removed over that weekend and over 6000 visitors are now more aware of the issue this invasive fish is causing in our waters.  But did it help?  Did this tournament make a large dent in the local population? Honestly, we are …

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Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for May?

This time of year the local seafood restaurants are full of folks seeking, and enjoying, local seafood. Particularly now folks are interested where they can get local seafood.  In this series we are letting citizens know which local species are in peak season, and are good choices when selecting a product to buy. SHELLFISH In …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/23/enjoying-local-seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-may/

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 …

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

Escarosa Beekeeper’s Association

COME AND JOIN FOR FUN AND INFORMATION ABOUT BEEKEEPING SATURDAY Time: 8am-2pm Breakfast and lunch will be provided LOCATION: ESCAMBIA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE 3740 STEFANI ROAD PENSACOLA, FL 32533  1. BEEKEEPING MANAGEMENT 2. SWARM PREVENTION / SWARM INSTALLATION TO A HIVE 3. PLACEMENT OF SUPERS 4. OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF EXTRACTION & EQUIPMENT 5. …

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Aerospace Community Event and Youth Day Camp

4-H is partnering with the Northwest Florida Modelers club to bring our community a day of fun and aeronautical adventure as community members take part in watching amazing demonstrations and youth get hands on in learning about the science of flight. Everyone is welcome, but please register your youth with us at the 4-H office …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/04/aerospace-community-event-and-youth-day-camp/

4-H SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Summer brings great opportunities for youth to engage in adventures and educational experiences beyond the classroom environment. 4-H offers hands on learning opportunities through day camps and residential camp each year. This year we will offer camps that teach our community’s youth about the environment and wildlife, aerospace, heritage arts like sewing and canning, civic …

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Spring Garden Festival

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon Join Escambia County Master Gardeners for garden demonstrations, plant information, and a plant sale this Saturday morning. Tour the beautiful gardens and ask one of the many volunteers about Florida Friendly plants and practices. Event will include children’s activities and the McGuire’s Pipe Band. …

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