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Artificial Reef Deployed in Honor of Dr. Robert Harriman

On Monday, Oct. 11, Eternal Reefs, Inc. and the Escambia County Marine Resources Division deployed 12 concrete artificial reef modules in the Gulf of Mexico as part of their annual deployment of eternal reefs in Escambia County’s artificial reef sites. One of the modules was deployed in honor of Dr. Robert Harriman, former administrator of Gulf Breeze Hospital and the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Dr. Harriman was a longtime resident of Pensacola Beach and a strong proponent for local waterways. He passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at the age of 73.




Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Moves To Pensacola Beach

Due to COVID-19 restrictions onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and other naval installations across the Southeast, the 2021 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show will be moved to Pensacola Beach. The show dates will remain Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6.

2021 Pensacola Beach Homecoming Air Show Schedule (weather permitting):

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3: Breakfast with the Blues for circles and arrivals.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4: Arrival Day and Dress Rehearsal
  • Friday, Nov. 5: Homecoming Air Show Day 1
  • Saturday, Nov. 6: Homecoming Air Show Day 2




First Sea Turtle Nest Hatches

Pensacola Beach celebrated its first sea turtle hatch of the season Tuesday night, Aug. 11. Sixty-one loggerhead hatchlings safely reached the Gulf of Mexico, despite being disoriented by artificial lighting. After this first hatch, there are currently 25 nests on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key with three loggerhead nests discovered on Pensacola Beach last week.




Take a Journey Along the Eco Trail, online

Santa Rosa Island Authority recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. PensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island. An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.




FEMA: Escambia County Recovery at a Glance

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sally, Escambia County residents have received approximately $25.8 million in total federal funds.

Individual Assistance:

2,410 homeowners and renters have been approved for more than $10 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
2,308 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $14.3 million has been paid in claims.

Nearly $1.5 million has been approved in low-interest disaster loans for 38 homeowners and renters.