Category Archives: Environment

Potential beach access at west end of CR-30A discussed at TDC committee meeting

TDC seeks Topsail Hill Preserve State Park land By DOTTY NIST DeFuniak Springs Herald Discussion of a possible new public beach access across the southeastern portion of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park drew the attention of community members at a … Continue reading

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Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival in Niceville April 26

The Seventh Annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family and community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Community clean up day at Legion Park April 26

Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will be hosting a community clean up day in Miramar Beach at Legion Park April 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The park is located on Ponce de Leon Street. Dumpsters will … Continue reading

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Take a hike on the Florida Trail along Econfina Creek

Scenic vistas await the explorer Hiking the Florida Trail along the Econfina Creek just north of Panama City in Washington County is a must do for anyone who enjoys nature. This portion of the Trail in Northwest Florida runs along … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the coastal dune lakes April 22

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant for natural resource tours to introduce participants to the Jewels of 30A – the coastal dune lakes of Walton County, Florida. Coastal dune lakes … Continue reading

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Habitat Rx: Five Steps to a Healthy Watershed workshop in Santa Rosa Beach April 21

Citizens unite to combat invasive species in our community The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) in collaboration with UF/IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant will host a public workshop at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Rd, Santa Rosa Beach on Monday, … Continue reading

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Have breakfast with a ranger and Turtle Bob at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 12

Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Topsail Hill invites you to a special breakfast on Sat., April 12, with guest speaker Turtle Bob from the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Turtle Bob will talk about the importance of our local turtles and … Continue reading

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