For 20 years, Santa Rosa County residents have gotten a lesson in seagrass importance during the annual Seagrass Festival in Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Friday environmentalists, scientist and community groups continued that tradition. Event organizer and local UF/IFAS Sea Grant representative Chris Verlinde said the festival was launched as part of a statewide effort […]
The waterfront subdivision of Santa Rosa Shores has received a warning of sorts from the Army Corps of Engineers about its plan to dredge parts of the canals that allow boat access to its 231 homeowners. In an eight-page letter, sent to county officials in May, the Army Corps raised questions about possible environmental damage […]
While the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently restructured the season structure for recreational scalloping, the outlook for that opportunity opening up in Northwest Florida in the near future isn’t the brightest. Searches have been done in this area, including two scheduled for this year, but they haven’t produced results indicating there is a […]
Nearly a decade ago, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began a seagrass monitoring program in an effort to protect and manage seagrass acreage in Florida. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.