Category Archives: Environment

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping clean the beach at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 27

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come help beautify the park. The summer crowds are gone but their trash is not, come out to National Public Lands Day and help clean up … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida springs receive much needed boost

Holmes Creek, Econfina Creek, Wakulla Springs, and Jackson Blue spring to receive restoration funding On Sept. 10 2014, the Florida Joint Legislative Budget Commission approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour and paddle of Morrison Springs Sept. 25

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Learn about Florida’s crystal clear springs as we paddle Morrison Springs in Northeast Walton … Continue reading

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International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 20

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is hosting the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following beach accesses: Van Ness Butler Jr., … Continue reading

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Learn about exotic plants at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 10

Time: 3 – 4 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 belong. Lots of … Continue reading

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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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