Category Archives: Environment

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. Blue Mountain Beach – Santa Rosa 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 barred 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Advisory rescinded Aug. 23, 2016 A health advisory is issued August 10, 2016, for Morrison Springs.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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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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