The West Florida Regional Planning Council serves as staff to the Bay Area Resource Council (BARC) with the main objective of assisting in improving the area’s quality of life and improving the waters of the Pensacola Bay System through community participation and coordination with local governments, citizens, academia, and the private sector. This objective is achieved primarily through the activities of the BARC and its subcommittees.

Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP)

In September 2018, the BARC was awarded funding from a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gulf of Mexico Program and the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to stand up an estuary program for the Pensacola and Perdido Bay Watersheds. The local governments of the BARC board; accompanied by additional member local governments, state and federal agencies, and environmental organizations; will form the core of the PPBEP Policy Board.

Escambia County will serve as host agency for the PPBEP. For more information, contact Escambia County’s Department of Natural Resources at (850) 595-0820 or and view the PPBEP website.

PPBEP Policy Board

Pensacola and Perdido Watersheds

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