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Eco-Tourism Grant for Pensacola Beach

02/13/2013 8:28 AM | Anonymous

Through the efforts of PBA members Lila Cox and Beverly McCay, the SRIA has secured a $500,000 grant from BP to promote eco-tourism on Pensacola Beach.  The grant will pay for an “Eco-tour” of about 40 signs on dune walkovers, public piers and parks throughout the beach explaining our birds, sea turtles, plants, dunes and other natural features of our barrier island. QR codes and text links on these displays will allow smart phone technology to connect to the VisitPensacolaBeach.com web site. Most of the funds will be used to promote eco-tourism in the spring and fall shoulder seasons.  Great job Lila and Beverly!

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