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FWC scuttles move to require kayak license

FWC scuttles move to require kayak license

Last month a citizen panel put together by state boating authorities explored options that could lead to requiring registration and fees for non-motorized boats such as kayaks. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

County approves pier contract amendments

County approves pier contract amendments

At the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on Jan. 14, the discussion with pier operator Coastal Concessions continued regarding making amendments to the pier management contract currently in place with the county. Coastal Concessions has been under the microscope recently because of overdue payment of pier admission fees to the county. Coastal Concessions […]

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

Tough Mudder Inc. blinked. Under questioning from a prospective lodging “partner” about the company’s recent financial demands in return for promoting Santa Rosa County overnight stays at its event scheduled here next April, a company executive now says its fees are negotiable. A month after sending out controversial contracts to area hotels and condominium managers […]

Seashore to increase fees

Seashore to increase fees

Starting June 14, Gulf Islands National Seashore will increase entrance fees in order to fund maintenance and improvement projects that directly serve and benefit visitors within the park.  Eighty percent of fees collected stay in the park, according to a release from the Seashore. An annual pass will increase from $25 to $30; fees per […]

Editorial: Nonsense at the National Seashore

Editorial: Nonsense at the National Seashore

Dan Brown is superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore. In a way he’s the “big boss” of the pristine stretch of barrier islands which skirt the Mississippi and northwest Florida coasts. He’s also head honcho of historic local park areas, such as Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas and the Naval Live Oaks Reserve. Apparently, all the […]

Locals speak out about proposed Seashore plans

Locals speak out about proposed Seashore plans

Local management staff with the National Park Service ignited a storm of controversy last week after announcing plans to charge hefty fees to use the sole island connector uniting Navarre and Pensacola beaches. They also infuriated local fisherman with plans to eliminate late-night fishing at Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS). “I definitely oppose it,” Pasco […]