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Superheroes of the Natural World


March 5, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor If there were superheroes ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Community Science, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Invasive Species, Living Shorelines, UF/IFAS Escambia Extension, UF/IFAS Nassau Extension

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions


August 25, 2017

Life on the coast has tremendous benefits; steady sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, plentiful fishing and paddling opportunities. Nevertheless, there are definite downsides to living along it, too. Besides storms like Hurricane Harvey making ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Climate, Coastal Erosion, Estuaries, Habitat Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Living Shoreline, Living Shorelines, Native Plants, Panhandle Habitats, Panhandle Outdoors, Sea Level Rise

National Estuaries Week! – What We Can Do


September 25, 2015

In the last edition in this series we discussed some of the issues and problems our estuaries are facing. For the final edition for National Estuaries Week we want to leave you with some ideas on you can help improve things.   The first ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Education, Estuaries, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Habitat Conservation, Living Shorelines, Panhandle Outdoors, Stormwater, Sustainable Living, Waterfronts

Imrpoving Water Quality: Living Shorelines


September 30, 2013

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 was common ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Erosion Control, Living Shorelines, Marshes, Sustainable Coastlines, Water Quality, Wildlife Conservation

Improving Water Quality; bringing back the bayous


March 12, 2013

Those who have lived in the Pensacola area for many years will remember the days when our local bayous were places people water skied, kids learn to swim, and fishermen brought home plenty of speckled trout. But today we see little of this. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Clean Marina, Coliform Bacteria, Eutrophication, Fish Kills, Florida Friendly Yards, Hypoxia, Living Shorelines, Sustainable Coastlines, Water Quality

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