Jeremy's Notebook

Bringing Back the Bayous

February 14, 2013

bayou texarEscambia County Extension Service is hosting two public discussions on water quality issues. The discussions will focus on water quality in area bayous and what might be done to improve it.

The county is assembling a panel of specialists for the forums. The specialists include the coastal sustainability agent form the extension service, a Habitat Restoration project manager, a Clean Marina project manager from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as water quality monitors from the Marine Science Academy at Booker T. Washington High School and the University of Florida Lakewatch Program.

The first meeting is on Feb. 22, at the Lexington Terrace Community Center, 700 S. Old Corry Field Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. The second meeting, held March 9, will be at the Bayview Park Senior Center, 2001 E. Lloyd St., from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact Escambia County Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor at (850)475-5230.

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