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Viewpoint: Who is the bad partner

Viewpoint: Who is the bad partner

By Wayne Daltry The Florida Legislature is discussing whether to use political might to seize control of the management of Lake Okeechobee, and water reservoirs,from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and turn control over to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). This proposal is a [...]

Lionfish video – off of Pensacola Beach, taken Feb. 18

Lionfish video – off of Pensacola Beach,  taken Feb. 18

Clint Retherford, Dive Commander for Escambia Search & Rescue, sent me the following video with this note: We spoke briefly on your radio show a week or so ago regarding the lionfish issue in Pensacola waters out in the Gulf of Mexico…… Here is a video of our February 18,2014 shoot last [...]

Groundswell Rising Film Screening with Craig Stevens, Feb. 22

Craig Stevens discusses hydraulic fracturing after a screening of Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water. What: Groundswell Rising Film Screening with Craig Stevens Where: Bayview Resource Center, 2001 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, FL 32503 When: Saturday, February 22, 1–4 [...]

Free: Gulf Islands National Seashore parks Feb. 15-17

Free: Gulf Islands National Seashore parks Feb. 15-17

In honor of President’s Day, Gulf Islands National Seashore will join national parks across the country by celebrating a fee free weekend. The fee free weekend will be Feb. 15-17. All visitors who arrive on any of these days will be allowed to enter the Fort Pickens, Opal Beach, and Perdido Key [...]

Lionfish sighted in Pensacola Pass

Lionfish sighted in Pensacola Pass

Last month, we discussed on IN Your Head Radio the danger posed to our marine life from lionfish. We received this email from Leo Cyr: I want to alert you to an issue with potentially devastating impacts on our fisheries, and therefore, our local and state economies. My comments are focused on [...]

Florida Forever Coalition Press Statement on Governor Scott’s Budget Proposal

Florida Forever Coalition Press Statement on Governor Scott’s Budget Proposal

Press Release: The Florida Forever Coalition recommends $100 million for land conservation and $25 million for Rural and Family Lands. We understand that the Governor’s budget proposal is for $30 million from general revenue and $40 million from the sale of non-conservation lands. Now that [...]

NRDA meetings canceled

Commissioner Grover Robinson called and said the two Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)meetings planned for tomorrow have been canceled. The first one was set for 11:30 a.m. at Pensacola City Hall to give those with disabilities and minorities to have input into the millions of dollars paid [...]

City Environmental Advisory meets, no mention of hatchery on the agenda

City Environmental Advisory meets, no mention of hatchery on the agenda

The City of Pensacola Environmental Advisory Board meets on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Conference Room, 1st floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. There is no mention on the proposed fish hatchery. The advisory will focus on trees. See agenda.

350 Pensacola: Black is the New Green

350 Pensacola: Black is the New Green

"Black is the New Green: A Biochar Demonstration" with Neil Richards Saturday, January 25, 12 p.m. 350 Pensacola hosts this fun, informative demonstration to introduce the benefits of biochar. What: "Black is the New Green: A Biochar Demonstration" with Neil Richards Where: Open Books, [...]

Lawmakers look at fracking

Lawmakers look at fracking

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Oil and gas companies would be required to inform the state of chemicals being injected into the ground as part of the drilling process known as "fracking" under a pair of measures approved Tuesday by a House panel. The Republican-dominated House [...]

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Hayward uses Upwords newsletter to challenge WEAR TV report on fish hatchery

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward's thin skin was exposed again this week when he used his office's digital newsletter to go after Jan. 2 report that aired on WEAR TV that questioned the fish hatchery the mayor's wants to have built on the city's waterfront next to the Community Maritime Park. The [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

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