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Night Lighting: Become Wildlife Friendly

Many of you have heard this before – artificial lighting on the beach is bad for sea turtles – so this article is nothing new. However, this article will expand to discuss the problem with night lighting in… Read More

2016 Florida Panhandle Diamondback Terrapin Survey Report

St. Augustinegrass with feeding damage from sod webworms

Project Objective: Record sightings of terrapin, or terrapin sign to determine if terrapins still exist in the Florida Panhandle. Identify nesting beaches for future population studies.   Project Methods: Train citizen scientist on how to identify terrapins or… Read More

Imrpoving Water Quality: Living Shorelines

Since the early days of statehood humans in Florida have been altering shorelines to suffice their economic or domestic concerns.  Like so many who came after them, the idea that waste could be diluted by discharging into waterways… Read More

Heavy Rain Brings Water Quality Concerns; Part 3 of 5 – Living Shorelines

Since the early days of statehood humans in Florida have been altering shorelines to suffice their economic or domestic concerns.  Like so many who came after them, the idea that waste could be diluted by discharging into waterways… Read More

Sea Turtle Nesting Information – Escambia County

  Year                  # of Nests                    # hatched            # disoriented 2011                 84                                 52                        26 majority on Perdido Key 2012                 74                                 44                        24 majority between Pensacola and Navarre

Beach Vitex… Is It A Growing Problem?

It’s actually a pretty plant, this beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes; but folks along the Atlantic coast had no idea how invasive it would become.  In the 1990’s the state… Read More