Department of Environmental Protection

Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Questions have arisen recently about a lack of fire hydrants in areas of Navarre following a house fire on Tupelo Drive Nov. 22. The lack of hydrants in the area made fighting the fire more difficult for Holley Navarre Fire District, forcing the teams to depend on their tanker trucks for water. In fact, there […]

To Holley Navarre Water System: First Amendment (America) wins every time

To Holley Navarre Water System: First Amendment (America) wins every time

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America […]

Retrofit grant brings turtle-friendly lighting to beachfront properties

Retrofit grant brings turtle-friendly lighting to beachfront properties

The Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday to extend the Sea Turtle Lighting Retrofit project by six months to July 17 to allow for more of Navarre Beach’s condominiums and public lighting to be switched to turtle friendly versions. Read the full article in the Dec. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe […]

Roughly $1.5 million set aside for Holley by the Sea drainage improvements

Roughly $1.5 million set aside for Holley by the Sea drainage improvements

County Commissioners moved forward with phase one of a multimillion dollar plan to improve drainage flow in Holley by the Sea Thursday after accepting $650,000 of support money from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The projects are in the design phase and total approximately $420,892. The improvements currently being designed are to Camden Drive […]

Public plays important role in determining restoration projects

Public plays important role in determining restoration projects

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group invited the public to submit restoration project ideas for the state and the funding for those projects will be provided through money associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “Project ideas have been submitted in the past and continue to be submitted for all the funding streams associated with the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 17

911 CALLS SHOW PULSE PATRONS DESPERATELY WAITING FOR HELP The last batch of 911 audio recordings released Wednesday by the city of Orlando captures patrons desperately waiting for first responders. The operators repeatedly tell them help is on the way but that there are a lot of people to rescue in the club, as well […]

County commits BP dollars to clean up Santa Rosa Sound

County commits BP dollars to clean up Santa Rosa Sound

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday, Aug. 25, to allocate the county’s portion of Pot 3 of the RESTORE funds toward five projects to improve the water quality of Santa Rosa Sound. Applications for the county’s $12.3 million portion of the fund must be approved by the RESTORE Council, the Department […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 27

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR CUBAN MIGRANTS FROM CAPSIZED BOAT A Coast Guard news release says crews from an airplane and a cutter were searching for survivors Monday. Coast Guard spokesman Eric Woodall says three migrants were found Monday on a smaller island near Big Pine Key. The men said they left Cuba last Tuesday with […]

Navarre Beach Development

Navarre Beach Development

To Whom It May Concern: I am one of the Developers proposing to construct a 134 unit condominium at Navarre Beach.  This land is privately owned and is zoned for 134 condo units and 15 stories.  The lease, which was drawn over 50 years ago, allows for a marina.  We have instead chosen to construct […]

Waste disposal rates increase in Santa Rosa County

Waste disposal rates increase in Santa Rosa County

For the first time in 20 years, Santa Rosa County’s Central Landfill is raising rates beginning April 1.  The rate for household waste will increase from $32 per ton, set in 1995 to $36 per ton.  Rates for Class III waste which includes construction and demolition debris, carpet, furniture other than appliances, will increase to […]

Santa Rosa Sound on ‘impaired’ list

Santa Rosa Sound on ‘impaired’ list

Santa Rosa Sound is always bubbling with activity, including swimming, kayaking, jet skiing or fishing. So it may come as a surprise to some that the Sound does not meet water quality standards set forth by the state Department of Environmental Protection. In fact, the Sound has been on the DEP’s “impaired” list for more […]