Perdido Key

Duck hunting popular on national seashore

Duck hunting popular on national seashore

Duck hunting is a thing on Gulf Islands National Seashore. The numbers tell you as much. While hunting ducks has been allowed since the national seashore was established more than 40 years ago, the issuance of permits for it didn’t start until 2013. Over the last three seasons, more than 200 permits have been issued […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 2

TROOPERS: MAN FACES DUI CHARGES AFTER HITTING 8 SERVICEMEN The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday on Perdido Key, which is near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Eric Watt is charged with DUI involving serious bodily injury and officials say he may face additional charges. Troopers said in a news release that the eight men […]

New games come to town

New games come to town

Are you ready for an entirely different type of fitness competition? The group fitness business that’s grown quite a bit since opening just a year and a half ago, Delta Life Fitness, will be offering a fun competition for women this weekend. A step up from your average 5K, the Delta Life Games will be […]

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 […]

Fort Pickens Area Closed Ahead of Intense Weather

Fort Pickens Area Closed Ahead of Intense Weather

Gulf Islands National Seashore announced today the closure of Fort Pickens Area in Florida, in anticipation of intense wind and surf that will cause sand and water to cover the road. The forecasted wind and surf are anticipated to cause Fort Pickens road to become impassable.  The Fort Pickens Area is closed at noon today, Monday, November 28, 2016,to all incoming public use due […]

County and cities seek recycling in Perdido

County and cities seek recycling in Perdido

The cities of Gulf Breeze and Milton are in discussions to mirror Santa Rosa County’s proposed agreement to send residents’ recyclables to the new Emerald Coast Utilities Authority facility in Escambia County when it opens this summer. Separate contracts that are now in the works would join about 27,000 residents of the county and two […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

22 CHARGED IN MIAMI DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Department officials. Authorities say the undercover operation involved about $1 million a month in drug money from throughout North America. MAN GETS PROBATION FOR TAKING DAUGHTER, FRIEND TO STRIP […]

It’s that time of the year … baby turtles are here

It’s that time of the year … baby turtles are here

Sea turtles have been busy making nests along the Emerald Coast, and according to a Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) biologist, 143 baby sea turtles found their way to the Gulf from Pensacola Beach Thursday night. The first baby turtles had hatched July 29 from a nest at Perdido Key. GINS Assistant Superintendent Steve McCoy said 32 […]

Paddling Gulf Islands from end to end

Paddling Gulf Islands from end to end

In celebration of National Parks Week, Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown is hitting the water for eight straight days paddling the entire length of the Florida District from Perdido Key to the East Pass in Destin. The “End to End Seashore Paddle” is 58 miles. Area residents have joined Brown each day during […]