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18

Apr

2024

SRIA Committee Compiles Executive Director Candidate Semi Finalist List

The Santa Rosa Island Authority Administrative Committee met April 16 to review the Executive Director candidate applications presented by Doug Thomas, president of Strategic Government Resources. There were 38 applicants, and the committee chose 14 semi-finalists. Who are they? Read more. 

18

Apr

2024

Brennan Launches from Flounder's To Row To Key West

A lone rower launched from Flounder’s Beach on March 31 with a single mission - to raise money and awareness for Disabled American Veterans (DAV.) Retired Pensacola doctor Brian Brennan is attempting to row 900 miles from Pensacola Beach to Key West in his 18-foot rowboat, aptly named Daily Oar Deal. 

The fundraising goal is $10,000. Brennan has raised $6,255. He humbly requests donations, no matter how small.   You can donate online at  https://support.dav.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=18578

17

Apr

2024

Rick Clark Named Superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the selection of Rick Clark as superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Clark begins working at the park April 21.  

12

Apr

2024

Scam Alert: Fraudulent Messages Posing as SunPass

Escambia County has received reports of fraudulent text messages targeting the public from persons claiming to represent SunPass. The messages are requesting prompt payment to avoid fees and contain a link to a fraudulent website in an attempt to collect information. Do not click any links in the fraudulent text messages. These messages are not sent by SunPass or Escambia County.

5

Apr

2024

Escambia County Awarded $1.4m Grant for Dune Resiliency

Escambia County has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Coastal Resiliency Fund to enhance native dune vegetation on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.

Escambia County will host at least one public meeting to gather stakeholder input on the design process and develop a dune management handbook to help gulf-front owners and leaseholders maintain and preserve dune systems on their property. The date has not yet been set. 

Planting work is expected to begin in spring 2025.

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