Saturday, June 5, 2010
Fort Pickens and other Coastal Historic Sites Remain Open - June 5, 2010
Tar balls and other pollution from the spill appeared along the Northwest Florida coast in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties yesterday, affecting beaches and coastal waters off Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach and Destin.
State and local government workers and a large number of volunteers have been putting in major effort to clean the beaches as fast as the oil comes in and so far more than 100 miles of beaches have been cleaned at least once. The spill so far has not forced the closure of any of the key historic sites along the coast.
I'll keep you updated of any changes affecting parks and historic sites along the coast as soon as I learn of them. You can also read daily updates on the oil spill's impact on Florida by visiting www.twoeggfla.com/oilspill.
Follow these links for more information on key historic sites along the Panhandle coast: