Category Archives: Environment

New interpretive signs embellish South Walton’s coastal dune lakes

Educational interpretive signs now embellish five of the 15 coastal dune lakes in South Walton. Stallworth, Alligator, Eastern, and Deer Lakes have joined Western Lake with educational messages along the 18.6-mile Timpoochee bicycle/walking trail. At the suggestion of the Coastal … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cogongrass identification and management seminar Sept. 24

Date/time: September 24, 2015;  9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cogongrass is considered a weedy pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., cogongrass is found primarily in the Southeast, where it has become a serious problem. It is currently spreading in nearly every … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Home/Garden | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 18

Date/time: Fri., Sept. 18th, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the rare coastal dune lakes found in the area. Two of these lakes can be found inside the protected area … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Nature | Leave a comment

Nature benefits from prescribed practices at Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Park

Many people wonder why prescribed burning is done in our area State parks. Before there were roads and developments, lightning-set fires frequently swept almost unimpeded across Northwest Florida’s landscape. Over thousands of years, many natural habitats have evolved under the … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lake Powell clean up September 19

Join in on the 2015 Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Clean up day Sept. 19 at Lake Powell in Panama City Beach. The event will be hosted by Lake Powell Community Alliance. Meet at Lake Powell Park or Camp Helen State … Continue reading







Posted in Environment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering invasive plant removal in South Walton

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Longleaf Alliance will begin the second year of the Habitat Rx invasive plant removal program in South Walton County. … Continue reading







Posted in Environment | Tagged , | Comments Off on Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering invasive plant removal in South Walton

Volunteers needed for oyster shell bagging Aug. 17

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is looking for volunteers to help bag oyster shells on Monday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. You will be bagging at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, … Continue reading







Posted in Environment | Tagged | Comments Off on Volunteers needed for oyster shell bagging Aug. 17

Walton County Health Department hosting water quality testing event Aug. 18

Time: 3 p.m. The Florida Department of Health invites you to join The Florida Department of Health in Walton County officials, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, and community leaders as we celebrate exemplary water quality … Continue reading







Posted in Environment | Tagged | Comments Off on Walton County Health Department hosting water quality testing event Aug. 18

Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 7

Date/time: Friday, Aug. 7, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the rare coastal dune lakes found in the area. Two of these lakes can be found inside the protected area … Continue reading







Posted in Birding, Eco adventure, Environment, Nature | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 7

Mosquito-borne illness advisory in effect for Walton County

Department of Health confirms first human case of West Nile Virus Illness WALTON COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for Walton County according to Holly Holt, DOH-Walton Administrator. A … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Home/Garden | Tagged , | Comments Off on Mosquito-borne illness advisory in effect for Walton County