Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach offers something for everyone

One of Florida’s top 10 parks chock full of adventure It doesn’t take long to understand why St. Andrews State Park is consistently named one of the top ten parks in the State of Florida. With more than 1,200 acres … Continue reading

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Learn about Walton’s artificial reefs in Grayton Beach March 1

Date/time: Wed., March 1 – 10 a.m. South Walton Artificial Reef Association will present a program on their progress of installing reefs just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. We are not talking about taking barges of wrecked cars and … Continue reading

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FWC approves bay scallop season changes for 2017

At its February meeting in Crystal River, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the current status of bay scallops in St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County; approved regional changes to the bay scallop season dates in Gulf … Continue reading

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Florida Master Naturalist course offered starting March 14

Freshwater Systems core module course offered The Florida Extension Service is offering their Florida Master Naturalist Freshwater Systems core module course in Okaloosa and Walton counties March 14 through April 11, 2017. Instructors from Okaloosa and Walton counties are pleased to … Continue reading

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Seaside School fundraiser, half marathon and 5K run Mar. 3-5

Get ready, set and race to help support the Seaside School. The three-day race weekend includes Taste of the Race pre-party on Friday, the Seaside School Race Expo on Saturday and culminates with the 15th annual Seaside School Half Marathon … Continue reading

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Conradina covers South Walton

Beautiful lavender flowering shrub graces our  sandhill forests in spring Ever wonder what those beautiful lavender plants are along our byways in South Walton? False rosemary (Conradina canescens) is actually part of the mint (Lamiacae) family. To explore these beautiful … Continue reading

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