Category Archives: Environment

Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs July 20

UPDATE July 22 -Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the July 20, 2016 health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due … Continue reading






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Kellogg Park: A south Walton nature lovers’ generous legacy remains mostly ignored

Santa Rosa Beach residents Patricia and Louis Kellogg lived long and fulfilling lives. After raising five children, the outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed their retirement on the Choctawhatchee Bay. With a passion for nature and double masters degree in education, Patricia Kellogg … Continue reading






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Northwest Florida Water Management District awarded $15.3 million for springs projects

Funding targets springs in five local counties HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District received more than $15.3 million for springs-related projects from Governor Rick Scott’s 2016-17 Florida First Budget. The money, which comes through the Department of Environmental … Continue reading






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Health advisories for Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Grayton Beach and Eastern Lake Beach Accesses has been lifted

July 8, 2016 – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. … Continue reading






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Health advisories have been issued for the Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Eastern Lake, and Grayton Beach Accesses

July 6, 2016 – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. … Continue reading






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Blue Mountain beach advisory lifted, all South Walton beaches good

July 1, 2016 – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. … Continue reading






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Beautiful railroad vines help protect South Walton beaches

Beautiful plant strengthens sand dunes Always a pleasant sight along South Walton’s beaches, the beautiful blooming railroad vine is also an important protector of our sand dunes. As with the sea oats, the plant helps to stabilize the dunes by … Continue reading






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