Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

American roots music concert at Camp Helen State Park lodge Mar 7

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are hosting a Saturday concert series. The concerts will be held in the lodge from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. On Sat., Mar. 7, Camp Helen Americana concerts features Scott and Michelle Dalziel, who … Continue reading

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Public workshop on artificial reef management plan March 3

The South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is hosting a public workshop regarding their artificial reef management plan. The workshop will be held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 500. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. … Continue reading

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Haz-mat collection day in north and south Walton Mar. 7

Haz-mat collection day in both north and south Walton on Saturday, Mar. 7, from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon. Pesticides – Used Oil – Stale Gasoline – Solvents – Fertilizers – Paint – Paint Thinners – Paint  Strippers – Batteries … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 7

Date/time: Saturday March 7, 12:30 -2:00 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join the folks at Topsail and hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Natives – Garden and Trail Tour offered by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates offered: March 3, March 18, April 8, April 22, May 5, May 20 The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. … Continue reading

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Black Bear Affair at E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 7

You’re invited to a Black Bear Affair! Learn all about Florida Black Bears at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center. The Bear Management team from FWCC leads an interactive Mystery Bear Box program for kids in the theater at 11 a.m. and … Continue reading

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School bell on display at Freeport City Hall has long history

By Freeport historian Beckie Buxton Have you ever noticed the old school bell displayed in front of Freeport’s City Hall? If you are new to the Freeport area, perhaps you have wondered whey it is so prominently displayed. Those who … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the wet prairies of Grayton Beach State Park March 3

Dates/time: March 3, April 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Join the Park Ranger for … Continue reading

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Shiitake mushroom production workshop in DeFuniak Springs March 5

Join the Walton County Extension Service March 5, from 6-8 pm for their Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop. Come and learn all about growing shiitake mushrooms through hands-on demonstrations with our County Extension Director, Mike Goodchild. Cost is $15. Each attendee … Continue reading

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Inaugural Florida Statewide nonnative fish catch, click and submit contest Feb. 21 – March 1

The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is organizing a nonnative freshwater fishing tournament for Invasive Species Week. The objectives of the Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest are: 1) to document the distribution of nonnative fish in … Continue reading

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