Category Archives: Environment

Learn about area state park ecosystems in Santa Rosa Beach Nov. 15

The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles Volunteer Beach Ambassador (VBA) Team invites you to attend their We Share The Beaches educational series. Their first program for the season will be presented by Jeff Talbert, field biologist at the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Living with Florida black bears program in Santa Rosa Beach Nov. 9

The South Walton Community Council and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are hosting an informative program on Living with Florida Black Bears. The focus of the program is to educate the public about black bears in South Walton County.  … Continue reading

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Audubon Florida’s former executive director Eric Draper now director of Florida State Parks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein today announced three key appointments to DEP’s leadership team, as part of its continued focus on the protection of Florida’s prized properties through the management of Florida’s world-renowned state … Continue reading

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Public workshop on tree protection amendments in Santa Rosa Beach Nov. 2

Walton County will be hosting public workshops to discuss possible amendments to the Land Development Code implementing heritage or landmark tree protection regulations within the Walton Land Development Code. The public is encouraged to attend one or more of these … Continue reading

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Health advisory issued for Bayshore Drive area in the Choctawhatchee Bay

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – Due to a sewage spill, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing a health advisory for the Bayshore Drive and surrounding areas in the Choctawhatchee Bay.  This health advisory is also issued … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lake ecology school at Camp Helen State Park Oct. 24

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Outdoor Live Team presents the 2017 Coastal Dune Lake Water School. Walton County Florida is home to 15 beautiful, yet globally imperiled, coastal dune lakes. The dune lakes are vitally important to our coastal communities, providing a … Continue reading

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