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Category: Natural Resources

Abandoned Vessels: When Sailboats and Sunset Dreams become Nightmares!

Old Sailboat abandoned and aground

Originally printed in the Lynn Haven Ledger September 21, 2018 The serene allure of life at sea fishing or sailing on Bay County’s sparkling emerald waters is enticing. These inspiring dreams and sounds of ocean waves send many of… Read More

Bay County Air Potato Challenge and Invasive Species Awareness Day a Success

On June 6th, we held an Invasive Species Workshop: Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness day at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Panama City. Over 700 air potato leaf beetles were distributed to more than 30 sites in… Read More

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