It is our desire to purchase acreage where animal and environmental sciences, nature study, and outdoor education could work together in one location. For this reason, I have supported that another site be vetted to address all of these areas. This would be acreage that the Escambia County 4-H Foundation would purchase for 4-H youth to use.
We will work with the Board of County Commissioners over the next several weeks to work out a partnership agreement and hope to have a full report back soon. I would ask that you remain patient and allow UF/IFAS Extension, Escambia County 4-H Foundation and the Board of County Commissioners to invest the time needed to evaluate the location in Barrineau Park that will result in advancing the local 4-H program.