pollution

Sea Turtle Extravaganza teaches pollution solutions

Sea Turtle Extravaganza teaches pollution solutions

Sea creatures constructed from garbage and turtle-tastic crafts were a few of the activities at this year’s Sea Turtle Extravaganza hosted Saturday by the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC). Dozens of volunteers interacted with visitors, teaching about conservation of one of Navarre Beach’s most prominent creatures: sea turtles. Volunteer Kade Knighten, 12, said […]

Water Utility’s urgency at Williams Creek dries up

Water Utility’s urgency at Williams Creek dries up

The controversial wastewater treatment plant that Holley-Navarre Water System plans in the Williams Creek residential neighborhood is on hold. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Microplastics: Hidden source of beach pollution

Microplastics: Hidden source of beach pollution

Residents of Navarre and Gulf Breeze have been dumping pounds of plastic into the Gulf of Mexico for years without knowing it. Every time they go through their morning routine there is plastic slipping down the drain in the form of microbeads. These tiny balls of polyethylene are used as exfoliators and found in everyday […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

TRAINER CLAWED ON LEGS BY TIGER AT FAIR AS CHILDREN LOOK ON Pensacola Interstate Fair publicist Katie King says trainer Vicenta Pages suffered several cuts Tuesday when a 2-year-old Bengal tiger named Gandhi clawed her legs. The publicist says Pages’ husband rushed to help the trainer. Pages stood up unassisted and talked to the children […]

County commits BP dollars to clean up Santa Rosa Sound

County commits BP dollars to clean up Santa Rosa Sound

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday, Aug. 25, to allocate the county’s portion of Pot 3 of the RESTORE funds toward five projects to improve the water quality of Santa Rosa Sound. Applications for the county’s $12.3 million portion of the fund must be approved by the RESTORE Council, the Department […]

Sewage leak at Williams Creek

Sewage leak at Williams Creek

A break in a Holley-Navarre Water System (HNWS) wastewater main was discovered Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the culvert at William’s Creek and U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre.  HNWS staff discovered the break at 2:30 p.m. where the main crosses underneath the culvert.  The pipe was shut down by HNWS. Since Wednesday, repairs were made to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 14

DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S. HOUSE SAY TRUMP DONATION TO BONDI SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED House Democrats are calling for a federal criminal investigation into an improper $25,000 donation Donald Trump’s charity made to a political group supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi after her office said it was weighing legal action against Trump University. ROYAL CARIBBEAN […]

Commission focuses on cleaning up Santa Rosa Sound

Commission focuses on cleaning up Santa Rosa Sound

The county’s commitment to cleaning up Santa Rosa Sound where unhealthy levels of bacteria have been discovered will include pursuing the sources of that pollution, commissioners have declared. Their decision came while setting priorities to spend roughly $28 million in BP oil spill compensation monies that the county is expected to receive in the next […]

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Holley-Navarre Water System officials have reassured Williams Creek residents that the utility’s plan to treat wastewater near their homes is temporary. However,  an alternative proposal to pipe the effluent to Eglin Air Force Base is years from reality. There are numerous complications and potential snags that weren’t discussed at the County Commission’s special meeting last […]