Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Morrison springs health advisory lifted

Aug. 23, 2016 – Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the August 10, 2016 health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably … Continue reading

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9/11 remembrance ceremony in DeFuniak Springs Sept. 11

Please join the Walton County Emergency Response community in remembering those lives lost on 9/11. There will be a 45 – 60 minute ceremony featuring speakers sharing their experiences on that fateful day as well as prayer and a 21 … Continue reading

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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge looking for volunteers

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is the facility to call if you discover injured wildlife. For more than 20 years, ECWR has cared for a variety of animals – from injured pelicans, to infant raccoons. Supported mostly through the donations … Continue reading

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International Coastal Clean Up Day Sept. 17

Find a location near you and help clean up our Northwest Florida waterways. Blue Mountain Beach – Santa Rosa Beach Surfrider Foundation’s Emerald Coast chapter invites you to participate in the world’s biggest beach cleanup – the International Coastal Cleanup. … Continue reading

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Hunter safety courses offered in August, September

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in six counties in August and September. (List follows). Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the … Continue reading

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Giant barred owl decoy takes up residence on Clyde B. Wells Bridge

Whooo is that owl and what is he doing on the bridge? In mid-July Freeport resident Marilue Maris noticed something horrifying while driving over the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. Dozens of dead starlings were scatted across the northern span of … Continue reading

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Fall gardening workshop in DeFuniak Springs Aug. 30

Fall is a great time to grow cool-season vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and collards. The University of Florida Extension Service is offering an educational program to help those interested in fall gardening. It will be held at the Defuniak … Continue reading

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