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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 [...]

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 [...]

$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, [...]

Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

As the Escmabia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee gets its feet wet, county officials have varying views on exactly how the body should function. “We’re a little concerned,” Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia County Commission during yesterday’s Committee of [...]

Wading Into RESTORE

Wading Into RESTORE

After dispensing with formalities earlier this month, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee got down to business Monday during its second engagement. “Does the light mean it’s on?” Committee Chair Bentina Terry motioned to her microphone and began the session. Still early [...]

Hobbs’ Reminder

Hobbs’ Reminder

Last night, Escambia County recognized Chasidy Hobbs for her service on the Citizens Environmental Committee. Commissioner Grover Robinson—who appointed Hobbs to the committee—also thanked her for her efforts in response to the BP oil spill. Hobbs was the Emerald Coastkeeper at the time of [...]

RESTORE Advisory Committee Meeting

Tomorrow afternoon, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold it’s first meeting. The group will meet regularly thereafter. “I want them to meet about every two weeks for us to get our feet underneath us,” said Escambia County Community and Environment Director Keith [...]

Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

As Escambia County officials begin determining what went wrong with a tourism-incentive gift card program funded primarily through BP funds following the 2010 oil spill, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has questioned the prudence of placing more spill money—in the form of RESTORE Act [...]

Escambia’s RESTORE Vision

Looking forward to the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee’s initial meeting, county commissioners had a discussion during last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting about the advisory board process and RESTORE funding in general. “I think we need to know what we need to be,” [...]

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

Chamber CEO Jim Hizer told his board last week that the process for handing out the AMEX gift cards was the visitor presented a hotel receipt and his driver’s license. Those were photocopied along with the jacket for the gift card, which displayed the amount of the card. Those copies were then [...]

RESTORE Committee Outlined

During this week’s Escambia County Commission Committee of the Whole, the board will discuss the RESTORE Act advisory committee’s purpose and role. The following is an informational sheet included in the agenda packet. March 14, 2013 Committee of the Whole Agenda Item #4 RESTORE Advisory [...]

Valentino Vents

Valentino Vents

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any ill will to the chamber, but boy, am I disappointed.” The commission [...]

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