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Health warnings re:bayous

October 1, 2015

Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health advisory for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park Bayou Chico…

Environment

Putnam calls on lawmakers to approve water policy

September 29, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Monday that Florida lawmakers must approve a water-policy plan floated last spring to avoid the types of shortages being experienced in California. Putnam,…

Environment

Only 30 days remain to submit RESTORE project ideas

August 31, 2015

Press release: Escambia County is reminding citizens who wish to submit their ideas for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) projects to do so before the submission deadline of Wednesday, September 30,…

Caring Environment

The Big Float this weekend

August 24, 2015

THE BIG FLOAT! – Sponsored by Adventures Unlimited and SweetWater Brewery Emerald Coastkeeper is having a fundraiser this weekend, The Big Float. It’s 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Adventures Unlimited in Milton, Florida. Participants are…

Environment

Why anti-fracking resolution was important

August 21, 2015

Last night, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner voted, 3-2, for a resolution that supported a statewide ban of fracking. One of the citizens who spoke in favor of the resolution was Amy Datz. Here is…

Environment

Escambia County Commission considers fracking ban

August 20, 2015

Press release: Escambia County is poised to consider a resolution calling for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, and well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas.…

BP Disaster Environment

Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. to hold first meeting

August 14, 2015

Organization to oversee Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds recovered by attorney general Press Release: The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity is organizing the inaugural meeting of Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. The…