Author Archives: Missy Hahn

Cyanobacteria in Florida Waters

Cyanobacteria are some of the Earth’s oldest organisms, with fossils dating back 3.5 billion years. Yet, they can still be found today in all of Florida’s freshwater and brackish habitats – lakes, rivers and estuaries. Like red tides, cyanobacteria can grow and accumulate, or bloom, when environmental conditions such as light availability and temperature are… Continue Reading

Pinellas County Re-Entry Hangtag (Replaces Old Treasure Island Stickers)

In an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the barrier islands cities have joined forces to provide free Emergency Access Permits to all businesses and residents. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, Emergency Access Permits will be required to re-enter an evacuated… Continue Reading

EPIC Initiative

EPIC Initiative

Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce announces their new environmentally minded community initiative group Environmental Preservation Initiative for our Communities (EPIC). This group intends to empower local businesses and communities towards long-term prosperity through economic, environmental and social sustainability. EPIC intends to instill a year round program focused on clean air, clean water,… Continue Reading

Hey what is this Red Tide that is affecting marine life?

Hey what is this Red Tide that is affecting marine life?

Small colonies of the microscopic algae Karenia brevis (for the scientifically correct!) are found in the Gulf of Mexico 10 to 40 miles offshore.  The algae remain scattered throughout the Gulf of Mexico all year long, usually causing no problems. However, every now and then the algae population offshore blooms, causing the algae to multiply rapidly and… Continue Reading

Single Lane Closures on Gulf Boulevard Begin April 4th

On April 4, 2016, a Duke Energy contractor will begin installation of underground conduit for the installation of new street lights and poles along Gulf Boulevard from 105th Avenue to 127th Avenue.  This will involve the closing of one single outside lane on Gulf Boulevard. Here’s the schedule: The northbound (east side) of Gulf Boulevard street lights… Continue Reading

Pinellas Real Estate Trends

Pinellas Real Estate Trends

According to member Jim White of Century 21, the real estate market in Pinellas County is off to a good start and gaining strength going into the third month of 2016. Since reaching a bottom in 2011, we are seeing continued appreciation in homes and condos. The following information was obtained from the Mid Florida… Continue Reading

65+ Unique Vendors at Friday Market

65+ Unique Vendors at Friday Market

Have you visited the Treasure Island Friday Morning Market?  Each week we have over 65 unique vendors with a wide range of products and services. Gourmet foods, art, jewelry, crafts and more. Every Friday in Treasure Island from 9am-2pm; Free.  Find us behind Walgreens in the: Treasure Island Community Park 104th Avenue & Park Place… Continue Reading

Congrats to New TI Commissioner Larry Lunn

Congrats to New TI Commissioner Larry Lunn

Our congratulations to Larry Lunn, former Chamber Board member and Chamber Adviser on his selection as a new Treasure Island Commissioner.  Larry retired to Treasure Island in 2006 and founded F.C. Tucker/Gulf Beaches Real Estate.  He is co-owner of Safe Surface Solutions and a member of Friendship Community Church, Gulf Beaches Rotary, The Club at… Continue Reading

Red Tide Info

Florida Wildlife Commission updates Redtide status Fridays by 5 pm at myfwc.com/redtidestatus or call their hotline 866.300.9399 (toll free inside FL otherwise 727.552.2448). The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium  provides a beach conditions service at  www.visitbeaches.org or 941-Beaches (941-232-2437). This service provides beach conditions reports from select beaches in the Southwest coast of Florida and the Florida… Continue Reading

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