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Posted on: September 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Santa Rosa County receives grant from Estuary Program

Santa Rosa County received a $16,573 grant award from the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program, one of nine awards at the program's Community Grant Symposium held on Sept. 23, during National Estuaries Week.

The Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program's Community Grant Program funds projects that serve to restore, preserve, connect, inform, and educate. Through these action projects, the Estuary Program’s vision is to create a healthy and sustainable environment, economy, and community. The funding opportunity includes eligible project categories that support the Estuary Program’s core vision: water quality, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife conservation, watershed awareness and education, resilience, community science, and research.

Santa Rosa County 2021 Estuary Program grant award is for a Watershed Awareness Signage and Stormwater Drain Marking Project. This project will install 42 watershed identification signs throughout the county that represents the various watersheds.

“Santa Rosa County has numerous unique watersheds which include creeks, rivers, sounds and bays for each of the districts,” said Shelley Alexander, environmental programs coordinator. “Identification medallions will be placed on select county stormwater inlets that identify which watershed the stormwater permeates.”

The Pensacola Perdido Bay Estuary Program was established in 2018 to restore and protect the water quality and natural resources of their respective watersheds through partnerships, using a community-based, scientifically-sound approach to enhance resilience. Find out more about the Pensacola Perdido Bay Estuary Program online.

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