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Where ECUA gives Pensacola its enema

Where ECUA gives Pensacola its enema

Apparently it's at B and Garden streets. We always thought it was 222 W Main Street.

Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico’s DeSoto Canyon. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola, about 125 miles from BHP’s [...]

Sustainable Development, Leveraging RESTORE

A presentation tomorrow evening will focus on sustainable development, and how such an approach can benefit local communities. The presentation— entitled Sensible Sustainable Development: Leveraging RESTORE Act Funding to Create Lasting Value for the Pensacola Bay Area—will be made by [...]

350 Pensacola Talk: Evolution of Activism

Local environmental group 350 Pensacola is hosting a discussion tomorrow evening entitled The Evolution of Activism. The talk, focusing on “how to create environmental and community change,” will be presented by local activist Tom Garner. The speaker will draw from his own experiences to [...]

RESTORE Reminder

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a meeting tonight in an effort to gather public input on an initial draft of its Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy. The plan—which establishes restoration goals for the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 [...]

Green-Up Begins Annual Crepe Myrtle Sale

Green-Up Santa Rosa, the non-profit nursery located at 6758 Park Ave in Milton, will begin it's 18th Annual Crepe Myrtle Sale on Friday, May 31. The sale will feature a wide variety of colors of one of the hardiest, summer blooming plants on the gulf coast. All one gallon crepes will be priced at [...]

RESTORE Council Coming to Town

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently released an initial draft of the Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy, along with a draft environmental assessment. A meeting in Pensacola next week kicks off a public input tour, prior to the release of a final [...]

Viewpoint: Think Cobia

By Michael Hoyt Williamson On April 2nd, an announcement was made in the local press that Mayor Ashton Hayward has successfully negotiated a deal to bring a salt-water fish hatchery to Pensacola. The hatchery is a joint venture between the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, the Florida Wildlife [...]

$58 Million for NRDA Projects

A number of Northwest Florida projects received funds today as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Here is a press release from the governor’s office, with a list of the restoration projects. press release: Today, [...]

Hands Across the Sand

Hands Across the Sand

This year’s Hands Across the Sand event is scheduled for the middle of May. The gathering on Pensacola Beach is part of a larger, global event meant to “draw a line in the sand” and voice opposition to offshore drilling and show support for clean energy. “We must connect with generations [...]

RESTORE Committee Rolls On

By Jessica Forbes RESTORE Advisory Committee Rolls On: Experts and Televised Sessions to Come Two Lines in Tallahassee The politics of determining whom will be responsible for distributing the expected hundreds of millions of RESTORE Act dollars reared their heads on Monday across the [...]

Earth Day with ECUA & PBA

Earth Day with ECUA & PBA

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority and the Pensacola Beach Advocates are presenting an environmental event on Pensacola Beach on Earth Day. Last year’s ‘Recyclemania’ is being followed up this year with ‘Earth Day-Island Style.’ Leading up to the event, ECUA has announced the [...]

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