Category Archives: Environment

Walton County Health Department issues mosquito-borne illness advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is advising residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Walton County. Several sentinel chicken flocks have tested positive for West Nile virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. … Continue reading






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Walton County issues state of emergency regarding tropical storm Hermine

UPDATE Sept. 1 – The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have lifted the Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch for Walton County. Walton County Emergency Management has lifted the mandatory evacuation notice for those in Walton County Evacuation … Continue reading






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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Walton County release streamline Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse habitat construction permit process

The Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse (CBM) is a federally endangered species endemic to Walton County that is protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act.  Walton County has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding the permitting process … Continue reading






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International Coastal Clean Up Day Sept. 17

Find a location near you and help clean up our Northwest Florida waterways. Santa Rosa Beach Blue Mountain Beach – Surfrider Foundation’s Emerald Coast chapter invites you to participate in the world’s biggest beach cleanup – the International Coastal Cleanup. … Continue reading






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Giant owl decoy takes up residence on Clyde B. Wells Bridge

Whooo is that owl and what is he doing on the bridge? In mid-July Freeport resident Marilue Maris noticed something horrifying while driving over the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. Dozens of dead starlings were scatted across the northern span of … Continue reading






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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs

Advisory rescinded Aug. 23, 2016 A health advisory is issued August 10, 2016, for Morrison Springs. The Advisory is issued based on the criteria for fecal indicator bacteria. This should be considered a potential health risk to the bathing public … Continue reading






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Rest eternally among long leaf pines at Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve

A subject not easily addressed is end of life burial decisions. Fortunately, there are several options outside of what once was considered the norm. Burial trends are shifting according to the National Funeral Directors Association, as more burials reflect consumer … Continue reading






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