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Apr 12, 2024

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue considering dive rescue team training

With the expansion of artificial reefs across the Panhandle, more and more people are partaking in underwater recreation in the Gulf and in the intercoastal waterways. As more visitors come to our area, there is more risk for something going awry, meaning first responders have to be ready to answer the call.

Apr 8, 2024

With rescue boat on its way, Navarre Beach Fire Rescue raising funds to equip it

Water rescues on Navarre Beach’s soundside will soon become easier, faster and safer, thanks to a new custom fire boat Navarre Beach Fire Rescue District is receiving. NBFRD Fire Chief Danny Fureigh said the vessel will arrive sometime in late April or early May.

Apr 1, 2024

Filling in the holes

In February, news of a 7-year-old girl’s death following a sand collapse in South Florida sparked concerns over safety on beaches across the state.

Mar 29, 2024

96th Security Forces Squadron enforces Santa Rosa Island trespass violations

The 96th Security Forces Squadron is increasing patrols at the Santa Rosa Island Closed Test Area and will cite trespassers to keep them out of Federal property.

Mar 29, 2024

Sea turtle nesting season arrives along Florida’s coasts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing the reminder that sea turtles are starting to nest on our beaches. Residents and visitors can play a big part in helping to protect vulnerable nesting sea turtles this spring and summer while visiting Florida’s coastal habitats.

Mar 25, 2024

Bird season: FWC gives tips on shorebird nesting

With nesting season underway for shorebirds, seabirds and wading birds, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing tips with beachgoers on how to help protect our waterbirds while enjoying the shore.

Mar 19, 2024

Santa Rosa County re-introduces mobi-mats on Navarre Beach

The beach is the focal point for northwest Florida, and especially Navarre. People from across the U.S. and world come to the Emerald Coast to visit, including those who have disabilities or handicaps. Whenever they want to enjoy the sand and water, they have to do so from a distance due to a lack of access.

Mar 15, 2024

Gulf Islands National Seashore fifth most visited National Park site last year

Gulf Islands National Seashore hosted 8.2 million recreational visits, making it the fifth most visited National Park Service (NPS) managed site.

Mar 12, 2024

Santa Rosa and Escambia working together to install reef sites

There soon may be more reef sites from Navarre Beach to Casino Beach (Pensacola Beach), as part of an effort to provide more recreational opportunities for visitors and locals alike.

Mar 8, 2024

Island commissions study to incorporate just Navarre Beach

Preserve Navarre is trying to create a “City of Navarre Beach” comprised by the island community and mainland Navarre; meanwhile, a group of residents of that island community is studying whether to create a “City of Navarre Beach” comprised by…the island community.
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