Okaloosa Island

Wildlife refuge joins #GivingTuesday

Wildlife refuge joins #GivingTuesday

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) Tuesday will be accepting donations to support their residents and future visitors at their new facility in Holley. The donation drive is part of #GivingTuesday, a global fundraising movement for nonprofits that follows the Thanksgiving shopping weekend. ECWR is a rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 1,200 sick, injured or […]

Zoo sale brings wildlife refuge closer to relocation

Zoo sale brings wildlife refuge closer to relocation

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) finalized sale of the Crestview Zoo Sept. 21, bringing it one step closer to financing construction of a new rehabilitation facility in Navarre. ECWR board president Bill Anderson announced the refuge’s intention to move from Okaloosa Island to a site in Holley last year. Anderson and his wife donated […]

Wildlife refuge relocation delayed again

Wildlife refuge relocation delayed again

Unexpected medical problems have prompted postponement of a decision on the fate of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s attempts to move to the Navarre area. The site under discussion is a parcel of donated land in Holley on Cloptons Circle, off State Road 87.  Refuge officials announced in December 2016 that they were seeking to […]

Wildlife refuge development postponed by neighbors’ concerns

Wildlife refuge development postponed by neighbors’ concerns

Rezoning of a Holley property to allow for the relocation of a wildlife refuge to the area was postponed for a month following concerns from neighbors. The two parcels up for a zoning change are located on Cloptons Circle off State Road 87 south. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre […]

Wildlife refuge eyes Holley for relocation

Wildlife refuge eyes Holley for relocation

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is looking for a new home, and they have set their sights on a 2 acre piece of property in Holley that has been offered up as a donation. The refuge, which rescues and rehabilitates a variety of animals in the Panhandle, has called Okaloosa Island home for approximately six […]