Category Archives: Environment

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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FWC to host public webinars to discuss bear management May 26, 31, and June 2

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting three public webinars to discuss the FWC’s black bear management program and answer questions. Topics to be addressed at the webinars include new bear population estimates, 2016 bear range updates, … Continue reading






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A whopping 8,089 lionfish removed off Pensacola, state size record broken, during second Lionfish Day

Successful is too small of a word to describe the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival May 14-15. In Pensacola alone, 8,089 lionfish were removed in only two days at the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition Tournament. More than … Continue reading






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Yellow flies are back!

It’s that time of year again, and those nasty yellow flies are biting… here are some tips for armoring yourself In Florida, the name “yellow fly” is used to describe about a dozen different species of yellow-bodied biting flies. “Yellow … Continue reading






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Violence against dolphins in the Northern Gulf continues

NOAA Enforcement seeks tips after a dolphin is found dead with bullet in it off Okaloosa Island NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement in Niceville, Fla., is investigating a case involving a dolphin found late Monday afternoon with a bullet lodged … Continue reading






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A celebration of Coastal Dune Lakes at Grayton Beach State Park June 4

Walton County’s Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) will be hosting a celebration of our area Coastal Dune Lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grayton Beach State Park … Continue reading






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Volunteer opportunities available with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

OPERATION RESTORATION is a collaborative effort between Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and community volunteers to restore degraded shorelines in Choctawhatchee Bay by constructing oyster reefs made from recycled and fossilized oyster shell. These reefs help to reduce erosion, provide habitat … Continue reading






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