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19th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration


Learn about seagrasses, the marine creatures that live there and how to protect them at the 19th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration. This free event will be held Sat., Mar. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze. Family-focused activities include: live marine life in touch tanks, “eat a seagrass […]

Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise

The Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise (StRIVE) grant cycle is now open. The grant is intended to provide commercial property owners and business owners grants for façade and signage improvements to upgrade the appearance of property, increase property value and stimulate economic activity within the county. The program requires a 1:1 match from the applicant, […]

Change Your Clocks – Change Your Batteries

When switching to Daylight Savings Time this weekend, the City of Milton Fire Department suggests changing the batteries in your smoke detectors. If the detectors use 9-volt batteries, replace the battery every six months with a fresh, alkaline battery to ensure they are in good working order.“As a minimum, every home should have at least […]

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 11-15, 2019Flooding causes more damage and death in the US than any other weather-related event

Floodwaters can be swift, powerful and deadly. To encourage individuals, families and businesses to learn more about the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what they can do to save life and property, Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners recognizes March 11 through 15 as Flood Safety Awareness Week […]

Cold Weather Shelters Open

A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will open nights Mon., March 4 through Wed., March 6 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought […]

UF/IFAS Extension Holds Soil and Lawn Care Classes


Get prepared for the spring season by learning the right timing and methods for fertilizing and weed control, proper irrigation and other lawn care practices. The Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension will host two spring lawn care classes:Fri., Mar. 8 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office, 6263 Dogwood […]

Elizabeth Brumfield awarded Santa Rosa County employee of the quarter


Elizabeth Brumfield was recently awarded Santa Rosa County’s employee of the quarter. Brumfield has served in the GIS industry for more than 20 years and was recently promoted to GIS analyst III. She received her bachelors of science in geography from Old Dominion University and has continued to expand her GIS knowledge throughout her career. […]

Chumuckla Park playground closed for repair

The Chumuckla Park playground is closed through end of next week, March 1, while the contractor makes repairs to the pour-in-place rubberized surface. For more information on Santa Rosa County Recreation Services, visit

Santa Rosa County School District purchases AEDs


The Santa Rosa County School District, through partnership with Santa Rosa County Emergency Management, recently upgraded each of their schools and facilities with automated external defibrillators (AED)s. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart, potentially stopping an irregular heartbeat and allowing a normal rhythm to resume following […]

Cold Weather Shelter open Tues. and Wed. Nights

A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will open Tues., Jan. 29 and Wed., Jan. 30 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Because of the forecasted temperatures, the shelter will open at 4 p.m. each afternoon. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive before 8:30 […]