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News from around the Florida panhandle.

We Can’t Afford to Lose the Environmental Protection Agency

  I have prepared a brief statement in response to FL Representative Matt Gaetz’s proposed bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. My name is Beverly Hill, and in addition to being an outdoor lover and kayaking enthusiast, I am … Continue reading

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Saving the Endangered Species Act

  I remember, as a young girl, riding in the car along Hwy 90 in Biloxi, Mississippi and looking out the window across the beach and watching a large, lone bird glide just inches above the waters of the Gulf … Continue reading

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Personal Victory: Completing the Florida Master Naturalist Program

Three years ago I embarked on a journey to become a Florida Master Naturalist. It’s an adult education program created by the University of Florida/IFAS intended to promote awareness and understanding of Florida’s unique environment. I am happy to announce … Continue reading

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What the Heck is SCORP and How Can it Help Outdoor People?

  This past Tuesday, at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the help of partner agencies conducted a Statewide Recreation Outdoor Recreation Workshop (SCORP) for the panhandle region of Florida in … Continue reading

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Exploring Coastal Systems with the Florida Master Naturalist Program

For the second year in a row I enrolled in the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist Program. This year I took the Coastal Course out of Leon County in Tallahassee. Rather than wake up at O-Dark-Thirty for each class, … Continue reading

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