Category Archives: Environment

Take a guided tour of south Walton’s coastal dune lakes Sept. 16

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Brooke Saari, UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This educational tour will introduce participants … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the wet prairies at Grayton Beach State Park Sept. 6

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Park Ranger Patrick Hartsfield Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join the Park Ranger for an informative tour of … Continue reading

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The Biophilia Center takes you Under the Sea Sept. 6

Head over to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center on Saturday, September 6 for an Under The Sea Day. Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities include: Marine Touch Tanks Sharks with the Gulfarium at 11 a.m. Hands on Oyster Reef … Continue reading

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Walton County providing heat relief locations Aug. 22 – 24, 2014

In an effort to provide a place of respite for the elderly and medically needy during this period of extreme heat, Walton County Emergency Management, in partnership with other community organizations, has arranged for the follow comfort stations. John Horton … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 29

Date/time: Friday August 29th, 2014, 2 -3 p.m. Come join the rangers at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on a hike to view the parks’ natural beauty. This ranger led hike will take you through several of the ecosystems that … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Sept. 1

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Tom Green ($10 for instructor, $5 CBA) Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet … Continue reading

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Explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus

Interested in learning about native Northwest Florida plants and ecosystems? Head over to the Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus and explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden and … Continue reading

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Tread softly around Cnidoscolus stimulosus

Tread Softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus) is a small herbaceous wildflower we commonly find along our sandy beaches, coastal scrubs, and sandy forest trails. If you happen to step on or brush up against one, you will not soon forget your encounter. Although … Continue reading

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Learn about birds of prey at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 22

Date/time: Friday August 22, 2014, 2 -3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come learn about our birds of prey. This area plays host to a large number of winged hunters. This program will help you to … Continue reading

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What is up with all the sharks? Florida Sea Grant explains

Since the beginning of the summer, panhandle residents and visitors have been reporting numerous sharks hanging out along the sandbars near the passes, cruising between the 2nd sandbar and the beach. One visitor was even bitten; raising the question – … Continue reading

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