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NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida


February 26, 2016

  Giant Salvinia mats completely covering Bay County pond. This fast growing invasive can double in size every week! Photo by L. Scott Jackson   Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: 2016, Florida, Giant, Molesta, NISAW, Northwest, Panhandle Outdoors, Remove, Salvinia, Together, Working, €From

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach


February 18, 2016

  All Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself. This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Beach, Intracoastal, Nature, Panhandle, Panhandle Outdoors, Pensacola, Tourism, Waterway

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE – Watershed School – Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve


February 12, 2016

Fishermen fish the marshes of Weeks Bay while a pelican looks on. Photo: WeeksBay.org Mobile Bay?… part of the Florida panhandle?… Really?… Well… yes… during the colonial period “West Florida” extended west to the Biloxi ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Estuarine, LIVE, National, Outdoors, Panhandle, Panhandle Outdoors, Research, Reserve, School, Watershed, Week’s

Panhandle Florida Master Naturalist graduates opt to use living shorelines to enhance habitat and protect their coastal properties.


January 29, 2016

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding and respect of Florida’s natural environment. FMNP graduates, Paul Bennett and Charlie Lurton have both worked diligently through the permitting ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal, Enhance, Florida, Graduates, Habitat, Living, Master, Naturalist, Panhandle, Panhandle Outdoors, Properties., Protect, Shorelines, Their

Florida’s First Capital and First High Rise? – Jefferson County’s Letchworth-Love Mounds Archeological State Park


January 27, 2016

It’s a calm clear weekday in January. There’s a single buzzard soaring above, two squirrels scurrying in the trees and a pileated woodpecker calling in the distance. It’s hard to imagine this site was the capital of civilization in North ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Archeological, Capital, County’s, First, Florida’s, High, Jefferson, LetchworthLove, Mounds, Panhandle Outdoors, Park, Rise, State

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