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9

Jul

2020

Wagley Updates Board on Gulf Oil and Gas Drilling Moratorium

Christian Wagley, Coastal Organizer for Healthy Gulf, spoke to the Santa Rosa Island Authority at their July 8 meeting regarding the oil and gas drilling moratorium.

The SRIA Board was among a long list of Pensacola Beach organizations to take a stand to oppose oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida.

Wagley’s message, “Thank you all for being such strong allies for keeping Florida’s beaches and the eastern Gulf free of oil and gas drilling. We are at a critical time in this continuing saga as the U.S. Senate could include an extension of the existing drilling moratorium (which expires in 2022) as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) being considered by the Senate next week.”

9

Jul

2020

Keep Sea Turtles Safe

The ancient ritual of sea turtles nesting on the beach where they were born plays out on the sands of Pensacola Beach each year. Residents and visitors can help the nesting females by simply following a few rules: 
• Fill in any holes in the sand and knock down sand sculptures at day’s end to remove obstacles blocking sea turtles’ nesting activities. 
• Remain at a distance from nesting sea turtles.   
• Properly dispose of trash and discarded fishing gear. Sea turtles can become entangled in old fishing nets and lines or ingest plastic bags and wrappers, mistaking them for jellyfish. 
• Remove personal belongings from the beach at the end of each day.

8

Jul

2020

Escambia County Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Dashboard

The county's COVID-19 webpage at myescambia.com/COVID19 has included Florida Department of Health data for total cases in Escambia County, cumulative hospitalizations, deaths, testing data and demographics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity. The enhanced dashboard now also include cases per day showing previous days, the positivity rate per week, testing per week, current COVID-19 hospitalizations provided by the local hospitals and available hospital and ICU beds per the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). 

Click here for dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/18ff0ce137774f97bfa24132c2a69085/

6

Jul

2020

Car Counts Down from Prior Weekends

Cars driving through the Bob Sikes Toll Facility totalled 49,024 for the Fourth of July weekend:

7/3        18,259
7/4        16,776
7/5        13,989


 

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