Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Volunteers needed for oyster shell bagging Feb. 9

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is looking for volunteers to help bag oyster shells on Feb. 9, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. You will be bagging at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for February 2015

5 Feb: Monthly Meeting and Program:  “A Green Fire – a presentation of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic” by Professor Emeritus Don Baltz, Louisiana State University.  This Green Fire DVD explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and … Continue reading

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Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 31

Date/time: Saturday January 31, 1-2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join us as we hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an approximately 3 mile … Continue reading

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Residential turf, fertilizer and herbicide workshop Feb. 4

The Walton County Master Gardeners continue the “How Does Your Garden Grow?” lecture series on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  The subject this month will be saving time, money, and Mother Earth.  This program will be … Continue reading

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Walton county fishing report for Jan. 20

Fishing is good Choctawhatchee Bay area: Trout bite on with a few big ones being reeled in. Good redfish bite as well. River is falling. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where … Continue reading

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Astronomy for kids at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Feb. 7

Date/time: Saturday, Feb. 7 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Go out of this world with the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center and connect with the wonders of astronomy. Explore the galaxy without blasting into space in an inflatable planetarium. Learn all … Continue reading

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Learn about alligators at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 24

Date/time: Saturday January 24, 2-3 p.m. These formidable creatures were once hunted to near extinction, but have made an incredible recovery. Come learn the full history of Florida’s most famous reptile at this informative slideshow presentation. Enter the park through … Continue reading

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Florida Forest Service giving away 400 trees in DeFuniak Springs Jan. 23

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is on Arbor Day with the Florida Forest Service. It has been over 140 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day after moving to … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered January through May 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. Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Feb. 28, Mar. … Continue reading

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