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Walton county fishing report for July 22

Fishing is great! Choctawhatchee Bay area: Still good bites of speckled trout west of Hogtown. Also hybrid bass. Offshore/inshore: Good bites of snapper, grouper, and king mackerel. River: Shellcracker bite are fantastic! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river … Continue reading

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E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center presents Reptile Round-up Aug. 2

Come face to face with reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Discover the world of reptiles through arts and crafts, and other amazing activities. Alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards oh my! General Admission: Adults: $8, Children $5, 2 and under Free Snacks and lunch … Continue reading

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Community workshop regarding beach accesses and potential change in future use of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Date/time: July 30 at 6 p.m. – South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL The Walton County Tourist Development Council is proposing a public beach access within Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s western boundaries. The proposed … Continue reading

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Learn about endangered beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 23

Date/time: Wednesday July 23rd, 3-4 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a program on the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. They live in a fragile habitat near the beach and only come out at night. Come learn what we to … Continue reading

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Abrakadoodle Art Education hosts All About Owls at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Aug. 6

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Abrakadoodle Art Education for kids is hosting summer day camps at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. On Wed., Aug. 6, have a hoot with the Biophilia feathered friends, and learn all about how these … Continue reading

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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge comes to Henderson Beach State Park July 24

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:30 a.m. – Noon Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors on Thursday, July 24. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal critters at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 18

Date/time: Friday July 18th, 2014 – 2-3 p.m. Topsail hill Preserve State park invites you to a hands on program where you will learn what type of creatures can be found in this area. You will get to see various … Continue reading

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Public workshop on proposed beach accesses including Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Interested in learning about proposed beach accesses including one slated for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park? Walton County will be hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to present and discuss proposed … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve July 30

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Freeport resident restoring historic home

A historic home in Freeport will soon be brought back to life after many years of neglect. Local resident, and new owner of the home, Kevin Bloom has big plans for the Queen Anne style home built in the late … Continue reading

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