Category Archives: Environment

Take a guided tour of the Choctawhatchee River and Morrison Springs May 18

Date/time: May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 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. Learn about unique places tucked away … Continue reading

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Forest Service to restore 85 acres in Point Washington State Forest

The Florida Forest Service is in the process of restoring a historical, native Longleaf Pine (Pinus Palustris) ecosystem within Point Washington State Forest.  Initially, this will involve the complete removal of off-site Sand Pine (Pinus Clausa) on 85 acres.  A … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Grasses in Classes program educates while protecting our environment

It is easy to understand why most of us enjoy living in Northwest Florida. The beautiful beaches, creeks, rivers and the Choctawhatchee Bay offer extraordinary opportunities to fish, explore, swim and thrive in the diverse ecosystems that surround us. Have … Continue reading

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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs

High Bacteria Count at Morrison Springs Walton County – A health advisory is issued April 22, 2015, for Morrison Springs.  The Advisory is issued based on the criteria for fecal indicator bacteria. This should be considered a potential health risk … Continue reading

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FWC moves forward with comprehensive draft bear management rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to build on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, FWC Commissioners approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action … Continue reading

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Gulf coast lupine blooms along South Walton area beaches

Beautiful blue shrub a welcomed sight In the springtime, sand dunes along the beaches in South Walton are dolloped with beautiful blue lupine. The gulf coast lupine (Lupinus westianus) is a native plant and endemic to Florida. Lupine habitats are … Continue reading

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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Nature Photographer lecture at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center May 2

NOTE: EVENT CANCELLED Clyde Butcher, fine art landscape photographer, will be presenting a lecture at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center on May 2nd at 11:30 a.m. For more than fifty years, Butcher has been preserving on film the untouched areas of … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered in April and 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: April 25, May 6, May 16 … Continue reading

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Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park April 25 

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) will jointly host the 8th Annual Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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Join FWC webinars to comment on black bear management plan March 23 and 26

Interested in voicing your opinion on proposed black bear management changes? – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars to discuss proposed changes to the black bear management program. Proposed amendments to the bear feeding … Continue reading

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