Coastkeeper Spring Newsletter

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Emerald Coastkeeper's spring newsletter is now available online. I have embedded it below for your convenience.

EC Spring Newsletter


Beach clean-up

As many of you know, I am passionate about environmental issues and in keeping with those interests I serve as a board member of Emerald Coastkeeper.

This Saturday, Emerald Coastkeeper is hosting a beach clean-up:

Saturday, May 30th, 2009, from 8 am to noon, Emerald Coastkeeper will be hosting a Beach Clean-Up on Pensacola Beach. We will meet at the parking lot furthest west on Pensacola Beach towards Ft. Pickens. Look for our banner! We will provide trash bags, water and gloves. People of all ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the public, so please bring friends. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support,
Elizabeth McWilliams
Cell 850-221-9205


Library funding

Monday, May 11, 2009

Last week I had the pleasure of running into Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson at the ribbon-cutting of Navy Federal's new LEED-certified building. We dicussed the possibility of Escambia County contributing funding to the new downtown library project so that we may build a first-class, showcase facility.

I have sent Commissioner Robinson the below letter to follow up with him and the rest of the commission and continue the discussion on funding the library. I look forward to working with Escambia County and all shareholders to ensure we construct a top-notch library.
LBJ to Robinson


Earth Day 2010

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Please see the following email from Chasidy Hobbs, Director of Earth Day Pensacola, about next year's Earth Day situation. Ms. Hobbs is looking for someone to take over the organizing duties for next year's Earth Day festival.

Hello Earth Day Community! I am very pleased to say we had a wonderful Earth Day this year. Thank you to all who helped make it happen!!

Next year I am planning to organize the environmental symposium highlighting how environmental issues fit into many other areas, like marketing, philosophy, journalism, psychology, etc. (with much help from several folks at UWF).

However, due to significant changes in my work and home situation I will be unable to organize the festival. I am actively looking for a replacement to take over as Director, Earthday Pensacola. I will be around to help this person (or, more appropriately, people) transition and organize and will have a detailed checklist of how I did it (not that the new folks must follow it, but merely as
a guiding tool).

The festival is an organism itself and simply needs organizing. If you are interested please contact me at or call 221-9485. If you are not, please pass this email on to someone who might be.

I look forward to passing the torch on to a person committed to sustainability on all levels, educational outreach for the betterment of our communities and celebration of our most precious gift, the Earth.

Chasidy Hobbs
Director, Earth Day Pensacola


Curbside recycling coming

On May 13, City of Pensacola Sanitation Services will begin delivery of curbside recycling containers to City sanitation customers. All customers should have their new recycling container by the time curbside recycling pickup begins the week of June 15.

As many of you know, one of my proudest moments on City Council thus far was the opportunity to vote to implement this curbside recycling program. Implementing city-wide curbside recycling was a campaign pledge and I am pleased that we were able to get this done. I have been recycling for years, but curbside pickup makes it so simple for all City residents to participate. I look forward to receiving my own recycling container, and I encourage all City residents to take part in this important program. Recycling reduces our impact on our environment and leads to a more sustainable society.

Recycling Postcard


Consolidation commission

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Pensacola City Council is permitted two seats on a 25-member commission to study government consolidation in Escambia County. While I feel that with only two seats the city may be under-represented, I recognize that this is an important commission and want to make my constituents aware that nominations for the City appointments are open.

If you wish to be nominated, please complete the below application and contact me via email at or by phone at (850) 449-1098. The application then will need to be submitted to the City Clerk, Ericka Burnett.

CC Application


Tennis lessons with Michael Edge

Michael Edge, one of the top young tennis pros in our area, will be giving 24 hours of lessons for an upcoming fundraiser. The lessons benefit a great cause, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The event takes place from 9 am on May 15 to 9 am on May 16. Please see the flyer below for details.

Tennis Lessons
Tennis[1] Larry B. Johnson


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