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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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The Point Washington alligator trapper

By DeLene Sholes Note: This story was originally published in the historical book Of Days Gone By – Reflections of South Walton County, Florida by South Walton Three Arts Alliance. Republished with permission. You may find a copy of the … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lakes symposium at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 28

Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be hosting a coastal dune lakes symposium and a sneak preview of his film “Coastal Dune Lakes – Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast,” on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy honors local conservationists M.C. and Stella Davis

The Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy  presented the 2014 Richard Weinstein Conservation Partner award  to M.C. and Stella Davis on March 7, 2015 at the E.O. Wilson  Biophilia Center in Freeport, FL. Florida Chapter Executive Director, Temperince Morgan explained … Continue reading

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Co-existing with Florida’s beach-nesting birds

Be watchful and respectful of all nesting wildlife, it’s a matter of survival While we all enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, it is important to remember that we share the beach with nesting shorebirds. While you are at … Continue reading

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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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