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New Restaurant Steps Up For Panhandle Wildlife

posted on August 11, 2015 in Coastal Conservation,Volunteering

Culvers Crew volunteering at Navarre Causeway colonial nesting site.What does a colonial nesting seabird colony and a new restaurant have in common? In most cases, not much. But in Navarre Beach, it’s the same caring people.

Culver’s, a new chain restaurant based out of Wisconsin, has a new location opening up in Navarre beach. Prior to opening, the owner, Randy Smith, brought the staff he was training out to help at a volunteer opportunity hosted by Audubon Florida.

Volunteers installing chick fencing at Navarre causeway.Audubon Florida oversees the management of a nesting seabird colony with Black Skimmers and Least Terns. Currently 100 Black Skimmers and over 200 Least Terns have made this site their nesting spot for the summer. Part of the management for this site is to set up chick fencing along the shoulder of the road to prevent unflighted chicks from running into the road. This is quiet an effort and over 30 people showed up to help including the Culver’s crew.

One of the families being protected by volunteer efforts on the Navarre causeway.Thanks to all of those who came out including Randy and his staff and Kenny Wilder for calling on legion of dedicated Navarre citizens. Thank you to Kenny Wilder “Master Naturalist” for the photos.



  1. Culvers has been a very good asset to the Navarre community!! Glad we have them….

    Comment by K mcgee — August 16, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

  2. Us too! 🙂

    Comment by Jonathan Webber — August 18, 2015 @ 1:22 pm

  3. My wife and I just left Culver’s a few minutes ago where we enjoyed some fantastic frozen custard. This is a great new restaurant for Navarre and Randy and Honey Smith are wonderful owners and operators.

    Comment by Kenny Wilder — August 20, 2015 @ 4:19 pm

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