The Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP), in partnership with the University of West Florida’s Haas Center, is pleased to announce the launch of a community survey developed to determine resident and visitor perceptions, concerns, values and uses of the Pensacola and Perdido watersheds.
PPBEP is a stakeholder-driven, science-based organization charged with restoring water quality and natural resources of the Pensacola and Perdido watersheds, from the headwaters to the coast. The Estuary Program is a coalition of local, state and federal stakeholders from Baldwin, Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties and the cities of Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Orange Beach and the Town of Century.
PPBEP is developing a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), which serves as a blueprint to restore and protect the natural resources and economic health of our waterways. Participant feedback will help the program determine the community’s values and uses, which will inform the development of the CCMP and future actions. Through these actions, the Estuary Program’s vision is to create a healthy and sustainable environment, economy, and community.
“From ensuring our communities are storm ready, to knowing that our waters are swimmable and fishable for all, we need to hear your concerns, hopes, and vision for our community. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your voice and shape our future, so together, we can get to work on improving our waters and our quality of life.” said Matt Posner, Interim Executive Director of PPBEP.
The survey is available at http://uwf.edu/watershedsurvey. Make your voice heard anonymously before data collection ends on 12/23/2020.
“Our research team is honored to support the team’s effort to assess and analyze resident and visitor perspectives on the Pensacola and Perdido Bays and estuaries,” said Nicole Gislason, executive director of the UWF Haas Center.
For further information about this survey, please contact Logan McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.