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Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

Focus for Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council and tourism staff continues to be turned to improvements along the county’s biggest bed tax generator: Navarre Beach. Projects for the beach dominated the council’s agenda Feb. 7. Lifeguards need new towers The transformation keeps on coming for the Navarre Beach lifeguard program under recently hired Beach […]

Gulf Boulevard landscaping plan gains momentum

Gulf Boulevard landscaping plan gains momentum

For years, the multiuse path along Navarre Beach has gone without landscaping. The dry sands, mixed with intense heat for much of the year, have made it difficult to plant anything more than a few palm trees along Gulf Boulevard. Read the full article in the Sept. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

‘Rain harvesting’ nurtures gardens, aids conservation

‘Rain harvesting’ nurtures gardens, aids conservation

With concerns mounting about water supply throughout the state, the Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is partnering with the Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension Office to promote citizen protection of local water. FBA presented the extension office with a grant for $12,000 July 26 to implement new Green Infrastructure/Water Tours and Rain Barrel Workshops. Read the […]

County abandons beach effluent irrigation plan

County abandons beach effluent irrigation plan

Santa Rosa County will not be sprinkling effluent on Gulf Boulevard. The cost is too high, and the impact is too low. The Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) has been lobbying for irrigation to be added along Gulf Boulevard to improve landscaping on the beach’s main street. The group has also been advocating […]

Decline of Tiger Point golf course under scrutiny

Decline of Tiger Point golf course under scrutiny

The parched conditions of fairways and greens at Tiger Point Golf Club are drawing concern from officials at the City of Gulf Breeze, which owns the 365-acre club. Integrity Golf, which took over management of the club via a lease last October, is responsible for its maintenance, but the course has languished from the lack […]

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Work to give a 1.6-mile stretch of Navarre Parkway a face-lift is coming to a close this month. The road median beautification project is proceeding on schedule to be completed by the June 30 deadline, just in time for the July 4th weekend. The project is a joint effort by Santa Rosa County and the […]