An area known for its blue-green waterways and rich ecosystems, Santa Rosa County is currently working on a project that could improve the quality of marine life — and perhaps economic development — for years to come. The county has been working with scientists at the Nature Conservancy since 2015 on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project — a multi-phase endeavor that’s being funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
At Gulf Coast State College, the Advanced Technology Center is helping to close the “skills gap” by readying students for highly skilled jobs like those being created by GKN Aerospace at its new plant at the Venture Crossings industrial park near Bay County’s airport.
Two-time Masters golf champion Bubba Watson strayed for a while, to Arizona and Orlando. But now that he has returned to his hometown of Pensacola, Watson, one of golf’s biggest hitters, is leading a drive to bring about a new children’s hospital.
As people age, medical issues inevitably present themselves. Legal issues, too, invariably emerge, but what makes them different is their relative predictability. Edler law is among attorney Andrew Wheeler’s areas of practice and he frequently speaks to groups about legal issues affecting aging individuals and their families.
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