Pensacola News Journal – Dogs Not Best for Beach

In Response to “Moon: Beach and downtown target man’s best friend,” I understand that Troy Moon was poking fun at some of Pensacola’s new stances regarding dogs, the beach, and downtown businesses. However, his jokes and lighthearted comments reveal two seriously misguided yet common opinions about the impacts of dogs on the beach. Read the…

10000 Birds – Research and Birding at Elkhorn Slough

“What’s that?” I asked Virginia Guhin, Education Programs Coordinator of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ES NERR). We walked some of the trails at the reserve, and I had spotted a large bird hovering in mid-air, almost like a helicopter, just with more flapping. Peering through my binoculars, I saw a white bird…

Press – Northwest Florida Daily News

In a recent article about a potential Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary program, Tom McLaughlin discusses work done to prepare for the grant application: “In the months leading up to the release of the RFP, Erika Zambello, Okaloosa’s marine economic and tourist development resource coordinator, enlisted support for the Choctawhatchee Bay estuary program from a wide array…