Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Apalachicola Water War

As they say out West, “whiskey’s for drinkin’ and water’s for fightin’.” Well, the same folk wisdom has applied in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system since the 1980s, when the upstream neighbor, Georgia, wanted to start taking even more water … Continue reading

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The Perils of Petrol: Perspectives on Oil, Gasoline, and the Gulf

Though I haven’t shared the story widely up until this post, our 3rd Coast Connect adventure got off to a perilous start. It all had to do with the fossil fuels that propel the Boudreaux—along with so much else in … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: Dauphin Island Style

Dauphin Island’s Mardi Gras parade is the first in the nation each year, and with a warm sun shining down upon us this morning we couldn’t resist staying on the island an extra day for a little bons temps as … Continue reading

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Oysters and Us

Yet again yesterday, our explorations reinforced connections between the well-being of Gulf Coast natural and social environments and those of us who live far from the shore. Our lessons came from a field excursion to some fledgling oyster reefs and … Continue reading

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Deer Hunt

This post is by Nat, who joined Adam Brack on a deer hunt last Sunday morning when we were staying with Jane Shepard in Panama City Beach. Adam is Jane’s son-in-law, married to her daughter Erin. Here is Nat’s story: Within … Continue reading

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Strange Symmetries at Seaside

Apalachicola’s unassuming, rough-edged historic charm comes from its relationship with the sea and the river that feeds it and its people, whose livelihoods are tightly bound to the waters surrounding them (for more on Apalachicola, see the earlier post, “Cradle … Continue reading

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Turpentine and the Long-lost Longleaf Pine

Like so many of the world’s natural resources that have proven useful for the human cause, the longleaf pines that once blanketed much of the southeastern U.S. are now nearly gone. Yesterday we visited a historic site that revealed what … Continue reading

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