Emerald Coastkeeper's Updates

Update: ECUA Pipe Failure

From Jamie Rodgers, Emerald Coastkeeper

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines: A Resource for Action in Northwest Florida

Emerald Coastkeeper is joining with Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, DEA, and the Pensacola Police Department to present the “Prescription Drug Round-Up.”

Clean Water Act under attack!

Help block the Dirty Water Act of 2011 (HR 2018)

The Clean Water Act (CWA) was created because States were not doing their job to protect our water resources. Thanks to the CWA 30+ years later water quality in the US has improved (we do not have rivers catching on fire) and this is something to celebrate.

NWFL oyster sampling results

Through funding from Gulf Coast Fund and our members, Emerald Coastkeeper has initiated a long-term oyster sampling project. Every six months we are collecting oysters inland of Perdido, Pensacola and Destin Passes in order to monitor whether these stationary species are accumulating the most harmful components of dispersed oil, PAHs, along with dispersant compounds.

Hands Across the Sand flyer

The third annual hands Across the Sands event is quickly approaching. This is a peaceful gathering created to help shed light on the world's addiction to oil and other fossil fuels and show our support for clean renewable energy sources. It is as simple as showing up and creating a human line in the sand. Please help spread the word by posting this flyer around town.

1390 pounds of garbage removed from Bayou Chico

Our Bayou Bash, get out the Trash event th is past weekend was a 

Will polluted sediments be allowed in BP restoration projects?

Just before the first round of restoration money is to come to Florida (and will (well, should) be spent primarily in the first 4 counties in the panhandle) our lovely Department of Environmental Protection released the attached memo, essentially stripping away power to regulate these Beach resoration projects!! Should you want to read further, a link to the PEER website (first to break the story) is here: http://www.peer.org/news/news_id.php? I have also attached the FDEP memo, for your info.

Keep pesticides out of our waterways!

Please take 30 seconds to help protect our waterways.

Huge win for our Gulf!

For some time now, even before BP’s Macondo well was capped, citizens and organizations from across the Gulf Coast called for the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee to provide invaluable insight to the response and recovery efforts. We are locals, we know our waters and coastlines like no one else, we know how best to deal with a crisis at home and we should be heard regarding appropriate response and recovery plans.

Bayou Bash: Get Out The Trash!

Bayou Bash: Get Out The Trash!
 
Members of The Bream Fishermen Association, Clean and Green, Emerald Coastkeeper, Escambia County Solid Waste, Pensacola NAS at Corry Field and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry invite you to join us in cleaning an urban creek and bayou.
 

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