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Trash Bash removes pounds of garbage from beach

Trash Bash removes pounds of garbage from beach

Each month dozens and sometimes more than 100 volunteers gather along Navarre Beach to spend their Saturday morning picking up trash. They are working as part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s efforts to eliminate marine debris from the beach. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Back country camping on hold for now

Back country camping on hold for now

Bags full of trash piled up high. Tents abandoned in the sand. Beer cans and soda cups litter the beach. All of it paints a not so perfect picture of the irresponsibility of those who take part in back country camping at Perdido Key. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre […]

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission euthanizes bear

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission euthanizes bear

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded Saturday to the scene of an incident involving a man and his dog being injured by a bear in Gulf Breeze. A man let his dog outside in the front yard and a bear encountered the pet. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of […]

County rejects BearWise funding

County rejects BearWise funding

Santa Rosa County had to decide if accepting the $150,000 in funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to implement the BearWise Safety program was worth it. Turns out it’s not. The board of county commissioners voted at its meeting Thursday to turn down the funds, which would have been matched by the […]

Landfill tipping fees going up in January

Landfill tipping fees going up in January

An annual increase in Class I and Class III Tipping Fees at the Central Landfill is being moved ahead by one quarter. Rather than an April increase, garbage collection companies will see an increase in January. The Board of County Commissioners approved moving the date to January. Previously the fees were scheduled to go up […]

Tourists and locals alike responsible for beach litter

Tourists and locals alike responsible for beach litter

Approximately 2,000 pounds of garbage were collected off Navarre Beach this year by volunteers each month, and despite tourist season coming to an end the garbage bag loads keep coming. Those collecting that garbage and reporting the numbers are the volunteers behind the monthly Trash Bash, a spinoff of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation […]

FWC discusses ways to deal with human-bear conflicts

FWC discusses ways to deal with human-bear conflicts

The reality of the bear problem in Florida is that it’s not going away. It’s why informational public workshops such as the one held Tuesday night at First Baptist Church in Navarre have become the norm in an effort to find the best way to deal with human-bear conflicts. “We want to empower people so […]

Nearly 70 volunteers clean the beach

Nearly 70 volunteers clean the beach

Plastic bags. Bottles. Cups. Straws. Cans. Fishing line. Just some of the items collected by nearly 70 volunteers Saturday as part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s monthly “Trash Bash.” In all, volunteers removed more than 215 pounds of trash from Navarre Beach in just more than two hours.  

Recyclables going to landfill for now

Recyclables going to landfill for now

Many south Santa Rosa County residents continue to separate their recyclables from common, household garbage, but at least for now, it is all for naught. Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka said both south end residential solid waste collection franchise companies, Waste Management and Waste Pro, always take the recyclables to the Central […]