Category Archives: Environment

Road Closure Notification for County Highway 30A Jan. 24 and 31

Temporary road closures on County Highway 30A have been set in order to facilitate the delivery and placement of the Western Lake Pedestrian Bridges. During the closures, both east and west bound lanes will be closed to vehicle, pedestrian and … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida Water Management District hosting public surface water improvement and management plan update workshops

Choctawhatchee River workshop Jan. 31 HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District will host six public outreach workshops on the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plan updates. These plans are being developed by the District to build on … Continue reading

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Portuguese man-of-war can pack a powerful punch

Don’t touch or come in contact with the blue “bubbles” that wash on shore Many interesting things wash ashore along the beaches of South Walton. Often we find interesting creatures within the beach wrack and the tide often washes in … Continue reading

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Gulf Power provides lofty habitats for nesting ospreys

Ospreys are a common sight along our coastline, soaring high, patrolling waterways, and fabricating enormous stick nests. These large hawks do well around humans, and typically nest in high locations. Power transmission lines provide the perfect spot; however are a … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida Water Management District awards nearly $1 million for water supply projects

Freeport, DeFuniak Springs, Caryville, and Laurel Hill to receive funds HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board approved more than $974,000 in grant funding for water supply development projects across northwest Florida. This funding was awarded as … Continue reading

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FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how best to avoid conflicts with bears

As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series, designed to educate the public about how to … Continue reading

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