Monthly Archive: February 2014

Federal and State Fisheries Regulations and Management Workshops

Federal and State Recreational Fisheries Regulations & Management Workshop Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant are hosting two Fisheries Regulations & Management Workshops Feb. 24in Pensacola and Feb. 25 in Destin. Topics include federal and state fisheries management and regulation updates, new publications, and new tools/techniques in …

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Learn about seagrasses at the 14th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration!!!

Join us for 2 great events at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze!!!  Recently, we have been hearing a lot about how important Seagrasses to the health of our waterways. Join us March 29, 2014 to learn more about these important resources!! In addition, the Gulf Breeze Rotary will be hosting a Gumbo Cookoff at …

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Nature’s Candy

Berries are like nature’s candy. A cup of strawberries has just 50 calories, while 2 cookies (of about the same weight as the strawberries) contain 160 calories and 8 grams of fat!  Freeze strawberries and eat them right out of the freezer for a delicious icy treat. Most berries contain potassium, which keeps your blood …

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Navigating the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Process

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process is used by federal natural resource trustees in response to damages to natural resources due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill set into motion the largest Natural Resource Damage Assessment in history. A natural resource damage assessment is the process used by natural …

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Go Ahead – Have a Little Chocolate

Happy Valentines Day! The good news about chocolate keeps coming. Short-term studies from Harvard University suggest that chocolate might help lower blood pressure and increase insulin sensitivity. The antioxidants, especially in dark chocolate, may lower the risk of infection and cancer. Chocolate also exhibits some anti-inflammatory properties and might enhance the action of neurotransmitters (i.e. …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is again pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in February and March, 2014. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle, including the Santa Rosa County Extension Offices in both Milton and Jay. Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and …

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