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Volunteers Needed to Help Manatees and Seagrass

Did you know manatees are being sighted with increasing frequency in Northwest Florida? We are looking for volunteers to help us get the word out to other area residents and visitors, especially boaters and those who spend time along our coastal and inland waterways. Primary volunteer tasks include speaking to boaters at ramps and marinas; speaking to anglers at fishing piers and docks; and distributing outreach materials to visitors centers, property managers, and other outlets to promote the NEW NWFL resource: 




Snapper Season Opens Today

The recreational red snapper season will start June 4 in state and federal waters off Florida and remain open through July 28, closing July 29. Local anglers don’t have to go far to find a good fishing spot.

“Escambia County’s network of artificial reefs presents great opportunities for snapper fishing, with over 500 reef units throughout state and federal waters.” says Robert Turpin, Marine Resources Division (MRD) Manager. “The Escambia Southeast reef site is the largest permitted artificial reef site in Florida state waters and includes one of the world’s largest artificial reefs, Three Mile Bridge Rubble #5.” Built using over 100 deployments averaging 750 tons each, the 75,000-ton artificial reef covers more than 10 acres with a vertical relief of up to 30 feet. 




County Preps For Hurricane Season

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, 2021, and Escambia County would like to encourage residents to stay informed and be prepared in the event of a disaster or weather event. Hurricane Season is June 1 through Nov. 30, and it is important to take action now and make simple preparations before the start of hurricane season.




Governor Announces Red Snapper Season

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the popular 2021 Gulf red snapper recreational season is set to open June 4 and run through July 28, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available.

This season will apply to those fishing from private recreational vessels in Gulf state and federal waters, as well as charter vessels that do not have a federal reef fish permit and are limited to fishing in state waters only. 




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23 Apr 2021 Pensacola Beach Weather Station at Jane Waters Little Free Library 4/23/2021 8:00 AM - 4/23/2022 2:00 AM

The Jane Waters Little Free Library has her own weather station, located at 1203 Ariola Drive on Pensacola Beach. Lizzard the Librarian says take a look!  

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