Category Archives: Environment

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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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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The legend of Euchee Indian Chief Sam Story

Could it be an Euchee (Yuchi) Indian chief named Sam Story was the earliest known conservationist in Walton county? Our history books tell us so, however some traditions handed down may be simply legends, and solidified as truth when shared … Continue reading

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Become a mad scientist at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center Jan. 3

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Become a MAD Scientist at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center on Jan. 3. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include a LIVE interactive science show at 11 a.m. and 1 … Continue reading

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Learn about sharks and dolphins at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 20

Date/time: Saturday December 20, 1 -2 p.m. Often times these two animals can be seen from the beach, this program will help you identify the differences between the two which will help you discover who’s who. There will be a … Continue reading

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Learn about beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 19

Date/Time: Friday December 19, 1 – 3 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 … Continue reading

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South Walton Community Council hosting forum on proposed changes to coastal dune lake protection Dec. 16

Join South Walton Community Council, along with Wayne Dyess, Walton County planning and development services director and Mac Carpenter, County planning manager, for a panel discussion on the nature of the changes proposed to our coastal dune lake protection ordinances, … Continue reading

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Learn about spiders at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 13

Date/time: Saturday December 13, 1 – 2 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents the world of Spiders. Learn which spiders in Florida are venomous, which are beneficial, where they live, what they eat, and the benefits they bring to … Continue reading

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Learn about pines and palms at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 6

Date/time: Saturday December 6, 11 a.m. -12 Noon This ranger led program will help you learn to identify two of Florida’s most common trees. There are several different types of both palms and pine trees, this program will help you … Continue reading

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces Gulf restoration projects, Walton to receive more than $3 million for coastal dune lakes

Coastal dune lake project to remove invasive species and use fire management to restore wetland habitat and increase freshwater flows On Nov. 17, 2014, Governor Rick Scott and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the funding of $34.3 … Continue reading

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