Category Archives: Environment

Public workshop on artificial reef management plan March 3

The South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is hosting a public workshop regarding their artificial reef management plan. The workshop will be held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 500. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. … Continue reading

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Black Bear Affair at E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 7

You’re invited to a Black Bear Affair! Learn all about Florida Black Bears at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center. The Bear Management team from FWCC leads an interactive Mystery Bear Box program for kids in the theater at 11 a.m. and … Continue reading

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Williford Spring renovations on track, planned opening for summer 2016

Features include canoe dock, boardwalk, picnic pavilions The Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), are working on the major restoration of Williford Spring in southern … Continue reading

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition journeys through Walton county March 7

Meet the expedition team at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will be coming to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center to share their journey and mission from across the state of Florida. … Continue reading

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Learn about exotic plant species at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 20

Date/time: Friday February 20, 1 – 2 p.m. Come learn about our non-native visitors. You may have some right in your own back yard, this program will teach you how to identify and get rid of plants that do not … Continue reading

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FWC moving forward with comprehensive approach to reducing conflicts with bears

The Commission asked staff to move forward with developing specific plans for a limited bear hunt in certain parts of Florida From FWC Offices: In response to rapidly increasing conflicts and several incidents where bears seriously injured people, the Florida … Continue reading

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Escape To Create hosts naturalist Mark Hainds and artist Donna Ruff Feb. 12

Escape To Create will present a program by naturalist Mark J. Hainds. It will be held at The REP Theater in Seaside on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Hainds weaved his 1,200 mile walk along the Texas-Mexico border into a tale … Continue reading

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Invite wintering wood ducks to your environment with a nesting box

Live along the water? Why not invited beautiful feathered friends to your environment. Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a … Continue reading

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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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