Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fund

Five things to know: Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners

Five things to know: Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners

Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) handled several requests for park funding NYSA playground to get fresh rubber In Navarre, that meant funding to replace the problematic rubber surface for the playground at the NYSA. District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson questioned why the surface needed to be replaced so shortly after it was installed. […]

RFP approval, contract execution next steps in reef project process

RFP approval, contract execution next steps in reef project process

Steps still need to be taken before work begins on two artificial reef projects off Navarre Beach, but according to Navarre Chamber Foundation President Mike Sandler, things continue to move forward. The next step is the contracting process. “There is nothing stopping the county from proceeding with the snorkel reef at Navarre Beach Marine Park,” […]

All aboard: Ferry service coming in 2017

All aboard: Ferry service coming in 2017

Pensacola is one step closer to having a ferry service. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced Thursday the National Park Service has awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of two 150-passenger catamaran ferry boats to All American Marine in Bellingham, Wash. Ferry service is expected to begin in March of […]

NRDA funding for Navarre Beach reefs

NRDA funding for Navarre Beach reefs

Santa Rosa County expects to receive $1.3 million to build an artificial reef off of Navarre Beach while expanding the two existing reefs. The money will come from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment fund, part of the agreement with BP following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of $11.4 million has […]