In December 2014, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded over $11 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to fund a series of six stormwater treatment and stream restoration projects designed to aid in the restoration of our “beautiful bayou.” One of those projects is the Bill Gregory Park Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility Project. Learn more here.
Beginning spring 2018, there will be two new ways to get to Fort Pickens, both by sea. The Turtle Runner and Pelican Perch are the Park Service’s new 150-passenger, catamaran-style ferry boats. Learn more here.
The new fire station is being built just west of its current location on Summit Blvd. The reason for this move is due to the “runways cone of flight path”. Why is that you may ask? Well, the little area across the street from the fire station, also known as the Pensacola International Airport, asked that the new station not be built on the current plot of land that it sits on due to its location in relation to the flight path. We love our local airport, so down the street it is. Learn more here.
This project will serve as means to cleanse stormwater that flows from over 760 acres into Pensacola Bay and help restore the sensitive ecology of the Gaberonne Swamp system. Through the construction of an advanced treatment train process, an estimated 96,000 lbs of pollutants will be removed annually. Learn more here.
Commonly referred to as "Maggies Ditch" this project will capture and provide an element of treatment for storm-water runoff from approximately 225 acres of primarily commercial area currently discharging untreated runoff directly into Maggie’s Ditch, a man made wetland tributary that discharges to head waters of eastern Bayou Chico. Learn more about the project here.
The proposed Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery/Enhancement Center, commonly called the "Center," is being constructed at Bruce Beach. For some quick facts and frequently asked questions click here.