Category Archives: Eco adventure

Explore the outdoors in Walton County and Northwest Florida with an eco tour adventure with a guide or on your own.

Learn about shorebirds at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 14

Date/time: Fri., Aug 14, 9 – 10 a.m. Each year thousands of birds use our shores as a rest stop on a larger migration and some even stay all year. This program on our local shorebirds will discuss what times … Continue reading







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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







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Take a guided rare plant walk in South Walton Aug. 8

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosting a rare plant walk on Aug. 8 Tom Greene, a recognized authority on rare Florida plants, will lead a walk in the pine flatwoods of S. Walton County. See unusual and endangered species … Continue reading







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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park the perfect place for a family outing

Pack a lunch and take a cool dip in the springs Interested in exploring the perfect place to take the family and enjoy a swim in a spring? Pack up a picnic lunch and head over to Ponce de Leon … Continue reading







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Guided kayak tour of Western Lake on Wednesdays in August

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, is offering the fall season of their popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore a coastal dune lake of South Walton … Continue reading







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Explore the sights and sounds of nature at night July 29

Dates/times:  July 29 – 7:30 – 9 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Discover the sights and sounds of … Continue reading







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Guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State park July 24

Date/time: Friday July 24th, 2015, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, … Continue reading







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South Walton has new artificial reef off of Grayton Beach State Park

It’s official, South Walton has a new artificial reef, and it is in the shape of a sea turtle! On Friday, July 10, 2015 the South Walton Artificial Reed Association (SWARA) deployed the first half of 58 artificial reef structures … Continue reading







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Learn about animals and tracks at Grayton Beach State Park July 22

Date/time: Wednesday July 22nd at 2 p.m. Join Park Ranger Chad for “Whose been walking in the forest.” Learn about the different animal tracks found in the park and the animals that they belong to. Participants will be able to … Continue reading







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Explore northwest Florida’s Big Juniper Creek in Blackwater State Forest

A lazy day on the water suited for family fun Northwest Florida has an abundance of great places to explore off the beaten path. Great trails, and beautiful waterways, we are fortunate to have many places to explore. Big Juniper … Continue reading







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