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Northwest Florida Water Management District awards nearly $1 million for water supply projects

Freeport, DeFuniak Springs, Caryville, and Laurel Hill to receive funds HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board approved more than $974,000 in grant funding for water supply development projects across northwest Florida. This funding was awarded as … Continue reading

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FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how best to avoid conflicts with bears

As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series, designed to educate the public about how to … Continue reading

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Explore nature along three trails in Bear Creek Educational Forest

Explore unique ecosystems at Bear Creek A wealth of wildlife, birds and wildflowers await visitors to Bear Creek Educational Forest just west of Tallahassee in Quincy. Located within the Lake Talquin State Forest, Bear Creek focuses on education, with an … Continue reading

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Explore the natural beauty of the Choctawhatchee River along Chain of Lakes

Enjoy a hidden wildlife sanctuary amid towering cypress trees There is a little known place right outside of Walton County where you may explore nature at its finest. One of the Choctawhatchee River’s tributaries, Chain of Lakes near Ebro, offers … Continue reading

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Rain barrel workshop in Santa Rosa Beach Nov. 21

Walton County will be partnering with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance to host a rain barrel workshop on Monday, November 21 at 9 am at the Northwest Florida State College’s South Walton Center at 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. … Continue reading

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Haz mat collection day in north and south Walton Nov. 12

Date/time: Saturday, Nov. 12 – 8 a.m. – 12 Noon The Walton Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of these and other household hazardous wastes: Pesticides – Used Oil – Stale … Continue reading

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