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Category: Natural Resources

The Air Potato Challenge

By L. Scott Jackson and Julie B. McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Northwest Florida’s pristine natural world is being threaten by a group of non-native plants and animals known collectively as invasive species. Exotic invasive species originate from… Read More

Winter Beach Days, a Perfect Time for a Visit!

Going to the beach on a winter day is probably the last idea on your mind. Snow flurries and“Jack Frost” recently visited some parts of north Florida. However, a beach adventure after the holidays could be the cure for too… Read More

Snorkeling Safety at the Jetty

The St Andrew Bay pass jetty is more like a close family friend than a collection of granite boulders. The rocks protect the inlet ensuring the vital connections of commerce and recreation. One of the treasured spots along… Read More

Celebrate Outdoors – Family Fishing Power!

By L. Scott Jackson | Celebrate Outdoors, The News Herald Fish are special animals ordained with super powers to connect generations of families, friends, and communities. Fishing skills and experiences gained in one’s life are handed off to… Read More

Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Wednesday February 22

Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. Bay County artificial reefs provide 49.02 million dollars annually in personal income to local residents.  Bay County ranks 8th in the… Read More

The Autumn Journey of Red Drum

Cool mornings this week reminded everyone fall is just around the corner. This subtle change in temperature inspires many of us to behave differently. It’s actually enjoyable to be outside again. Now, it’s easier to relax and drink… Read More