Who We Are
The Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program is a coalition of local, state and federal stakeholders from two states, four counties and nine municipalities. It is a non-regulatory, place-based program which aims to address water quality and natural resource issues within the combined watersheds of Pensacola and Perdido Bays.
The Policy Board is the final decision-making body of the program and is supported by three committees; Technical, Education and Economic. Committee members provide technical expertise and local insight to the Policy Board to aid in the decision-making process. Committee membership is open to the public and all meetings are publicly advertised.
What We Do
The PPBEP, like all estuary programs, is guided by a foundational document, the Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan.
The CCMP is developed with public input and scientific research, culminating in a blueprint for meaningful restoration and conservation efforts. By engaging a wide array of stakeholders, the CCMP is locally-driven and focuses on the issues most important to local users. It addresses a wide range of environmental issues, including water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, pathogens, land use and introduced species. It establishes how the program will engage and educate stakeholders and lays out a long term funding strategy.
The PPBEP doesn’t write laws, regulations or ordinances. We review information, agree on issues, and find and implement solutions that benefit the watershed as a whole.