Clean Water Act

Navarre Beach effluent permit renewal inches forward

Navarre Beach effluent permit renewal inches forward

Effluent discharge from the Navarre Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant into Santa Rosa Sound is likely to continue for another five years out of necessity, despite some community objections voiced in a public meeting March 26. Members of citizen group Save Our Soundside (SOS) have expressed opposition to renewal of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection […]

East Bay sidewalks inching forward

East Bay sidewalks inching forward

East Bay Boulevard residents awaiting completion of a county sidewalk can still expect several months of delay before work continues, but Santa Rosa County officials have hit key milestones. Work on the more than decade-long project came to a screeching halt earlier this year after it was discovered that the county lacked the necessary permits […]

Where the sidewalk ends

Where the sidewalk ends

After 10 years of incremental progress, installation of a multi-use path along East Bay Boulevard has come to an abrupt halt. That is because Santa Rosa County has broken the law according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). ACOE presented Santa Rosa County Administrator Dan Schebler with a Notice of Violation April 5. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Apr. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Apr. 5

SCIENTISTS BEMOAN SEAWORLD DECISION TO STOP BREEDING ORCAS They say they will gradually lose vital opportunities to learn things that could help killer whales in the wild. SeaWorld’s 29 captive orcas in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio will remain on display for perhaps decades to come and will be available in the meantime for […]