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“Whale Wars” Team in Port at Pensacola, Assisting with Gulf Whale Survey

“Whale Wars” Team in Port at Pensacola, Assisting with Gulf Whale Survey

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), perhaps most famously known as the conservation group featured on Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars,” is currently assisting Ocean Alliance with sperm whale research in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh from a stint in the Antarctic, Hillary Watson and Eliza [...]

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 [...]

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

Many of the attendees at Monday’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council public input session sported stickers that read ‘RESTORING Our Environment RESTORES Our Economy.’ The council’s executive director took notice. “I see the stickers,” Justin Ehrenwerth told the standing [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

RESTORE Committee Gets Rolling

RESTORE Committee Gets Rolling

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee convened for the first time today. The body will advise the county commission on how best to use the still-undetermined Clean Water Act fines headed for Escambia as a result of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “We’re dead serious [...]

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 [...]

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