Boatyard Ramblings
December 2014

Bayou Chico News


Exciting news was recently announced regarding stopping pollution from coming into the Bayou. Bayou Chico has been on the impaired water bodies list since 1973, longer than any other body of water in the U.S. Twenty four thousand homes and businesses are located in the Bayou Chico watershed.


First phase received $11,000,000 from BP for the following storm water run off projects and will begin in 2015:


Bill Gregory Park Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility


'R' Street at Maggie's Ditch Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project


Beach Haven Northeast Stormwater Improvement Project Phase 1


The Jones Creek and Jackson Creek Stream and Wetland Floodplain Habitat Restoration Project.


 An additional $6,000,000 is pending final approval from the Governor for sewer system improvements within the watershed and an additional $400,000 will be used for design, engineering, and permitting of phase II of the Bayou Chico Restoration project which will include dredging polluted sediment from the bottom of the Bayou. Phase II is not yet funded.

Christmas Special!

During the month of December, Pelicans Perch Boatyard will be giving 5 free laydays with a paid haul out, a $75.00 discount.  Don't delay, Call 850-453-3471 to schedule your haul out.

Hurricane Club Pre-Sales Happening Now


The Hurricane Club is filling up fast! Already 15 members have taken advantage of pre-season discounts and signed up for the 2015 season. Early bird discounts run out at the end of December. Don't put it Patsy and sign up today for the best Hurricane Club in the area....before it sells out. Space is limited! More information here.

Artists Visit Pelican's Perch

Artists from Pensacola Plein Air Painters met at Pelicans Perch Boatyard on October 31st to paint a variety of items. Plein Air means landscape painting outside like the early French Impressionists (Monet, Manet, etc.). Each artist explored our boatyard in search of that boat, landscape, or piece of equipment that caught their eye to capture in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, pastels, water color, pencil and charcoal.

Kay Packwood working on a water scene.


Pensacola Plein Air Painters are 40 strong with a group meeting every Friday. Anyone can join and the membership fee is only $5. This group of artists support the Bagdad Milton Paint Out, an all day activity that occurs in late October. Check them out here.

Betty Woods capturing a boat scene.
Holiday Hours
We will be Closed on December 25 (Christmas Day) and January 1 (New Years Day).
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