Another Saturday, another cleanup. KWCB worked again this past Saturday helping a helper.
Several KWCB board members and NJROTC cadets cleaned up debris caused by Tropical Storm Debby, which was not your typical storm.
As Scott Nelson explained at Green Drinks recently, Debby was the kind of storm you could not be prepared for. That was obvious by the damage caused to the Sopchoppy community and closer to town, at the home of Bruce and Nina Ashley.
Representatives of seven Florida Panhandle counties met last week in Tallahassee to launch the Panhandle Wildflower Alliance and discuss strategies for positioning the region’s profuse wildflowers as a primary focus of the state’s 2013 Viva Florida 500 commemoration.
The Alliance is a loosely structured group focused on education and marketing efforts that will increase conservation as well as awareness of potential wildflower ecotourism opportunities.
Representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Environmental Protection and the Wakulla County Health Department met with a gathering of Wakulla residents to discuss seafood safety and water quality.
Read the newspaper, listen to the news? If you have, you are aware of what is happening in the Midwest where much of the corn grows.
It’s dry there; the corn is being plowed under due to the conditions.
Corn has been the number one field crop in America in value and production for many years. Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota produce more than 50 percent of the corn grown in the United States.
When Florida corn becomes available, usually from December through May, higher demand for it may raise the prices.
Welcome to the Florida summer! Feeling the heat? No pool to cool off in? Running your air conditioner and then feeling blue when the bill arrives?
Let’s review some basics in energy-efficient use of your air conditioner. Perhaps you and your family could make some small changes that could result in money being saved.
Did you know:
• Heating, ventilation and air conditioning accounts for more than 40 percent of your utility bill.
Crawfordville-based Rock Solid Design & Construction is building a net-zero home in Tallahassee that will have a total of more than 16,000 square feet of living space, but should have a monthly energy bill of $0 – or even a credit.
Construction for this unique custom home for Dr. Jeremy and Martha Cummings is well underway and generating quite a buzz in the Tallahassee area.
The Florida Panhandle has what are arguably the best roadsides in the state for wildflower viewing. But where and when can you see them?
A new guide from the Florida Wildflower Foundation pinpoints the best of La Florida’s namesake native wildflowers in the eastern Panhandle, including those along State Road 65 in Liberty and Franklin counties. The road is widely considered the state’s best for experiencing and enjoying the natural beauty of native wildflowers.