Posted in Politics

City decision may have led to flooding Tanyard neighborhood with raw sewage

The Escambia County Utilities Authority’s Tim Haag reported that the cause of raw sewage overflowing in the Tanyard neighborhood a block west from City Hall…

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Posted in Environment Escambia County Pensacola

Citizens celebrate Carpenter’s Creek efforts

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY Locals celebrated and simultaneously discussed Escambia County’s purchase of the 8.5-acre Carpenter’s Creek headwater property and restoration processes over pizza and…

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Posted in Environment Pensacola

Emerald Coastkeepers praise Myers and Robinson for help with Carpenter’s Creek

The local environmental watchdog Emerald Coastkeepers praised the efforts of Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson for their help in…

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Posted in Caring Environment

Become a certified stormwater volunteer

Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy, a certified stormwater inspector, is holding a class in the Pensacola area on Monday, May 8 to certify what will be…

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Posted in Caring Environment

Save Carpenter Creek [podcast]

On “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday, Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy talked about the USA Today “A Community Thrives” competition. Her organization is after a grant to help…

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Posted in Environment Pensacola

Save Carpenters Creek Town Hall: Commissioner shows, Pensacola mayor MIA

By Duwayne Escobedo Inweekly George Sanders recalled as a 5-year-old boy learning to swim on Carpenters Creek. The 80-year-old said there were four crystal clear…

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Posted in Pensacola

Buzz: FDEP opens investigation into Pensacola Tanyards project

Last Friday, Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy called Inweekly to say that the Florida Department of Environment Protection has begun to investigate alleged violations at the…

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Posted in Environment Pensacola Politics

Pensacola Tanyards after the storm

Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy visited the Pensacola Tanyards and Mayor Ashton Hayward’s Government Street Stormwater Project yesterday. The streets had been swept, but the mud…

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Posted in Environment Pensacola

And then the Pensacola Tanyards project got weird

Yesterday, Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson spoke with Councilwoman Sherri Myers and Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy about the conditions in the Tanyard neighborhood and possible…

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