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Judge upholds FDEP revocation of Rolling Hills permit

Judge upholds FDEP revocation of Rolling Hills permit

Today, Administrative Law Judge D.R. Alexander issued a Recommended Order in the Rolling Hills matter that upheld the Florida Department of Envinronmental Protection's (FDEP) request to revoke the Rolling Hills permit. The parties can file exceptions to the Recommended Order within 15 days and the [...]

IN 2010: How safe is our water

IN 2010: How safe is our water

By Sean Boone National Study Shines Light On Water Standards It wasn't so long ago when one might walk to their kitchen sink, place a glass under the faucet and pull the lever without a second thought of what might come out. Something as commonplace as turning the ignition of a car or [...]

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Permaculture: A Hands-on Solution to Climate Change, March 10

Learn how permaculture may help us transition to a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community in this talk led by Renee Perry and Tom Garner. What: Permaculture: A Hand-on Solution to Climate Change Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, [...]

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill and the Public Works Department will host a community meeting on Thursday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lexington Terrace Community Center, 700 S. Old Corry Field Road. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming and current projects in the [...]

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will be receiving a $5.4 million FEMA grant for flood control improvements. The plan, which was approved last night by the BCC, has the county contributing an additional $1.25 million. The work will cover Bristol Creek, Bristol Park, Ashbury Hills, Pin Oak [...]

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

The city of Pensacola announced this afternoon it will hold a public meeting to discuss engineering study findings for the April flood event for the Long Hollow and Downtown Pensacola areas. City consultants will make presentations on report findings and proposed solutions. Funding and grant [...]

Hayward lands another grant for city

Hayward lands another grant for city

The City of Pensacola has been awarded a $940,000 Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will be used to restore and stabilize areas along Carpenter’s Creek and Baywoods Gulley that were [...]

DEP has $6 million available for stormwater projects

DEP has $6 million available for stormwater projects

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting grant applications for projects that reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution, such as stormwater runoff, is pollution that results from many widespread sources rather than a single distinct origin. The [...]

GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

A 30-minute excerpt of the documentary film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, will be shown and discussed at the February meeting of 350 Pensacola. The documentary film highlights legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014. On April 29, 2014, a storm dumped almost two feet of rain and [...]

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has found a buyer for Brownsville Middle School, which has been closed since 2007. G.S.I. Brokerage, Inc., a sister corporation of a nearby scrap yard, has offered to buy the property for $475,000. Five years ago, Rev. Lutimothy May and Friendship Missionary [...]

DEP sets up real-time monitoring of Apalachicola Bay

The Department of Environmental Protection now has real-time monitoring platforms in Apalachicola Bay. Maybe at some point such platforms could be installed in the waterways around here. Here is the press release: Four new, real-time monitoring platforms have been constructed in Apalachicola [...]

People of Wedgwood (video)

People of Wedgwood (video)

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It's the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until last summer, no one would listen to them. Now that their voices are being [...]

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