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South Walton sea turtle nesting season May 1 – October 31

 Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth, and have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years. However, they face an uncertain future. Illegal harvesting, habitat encroachment, and pollution (physical and light) are only some of the issues sea … Continue reading

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Gulf coast lupine blooms along South Walton area beaches

Beautiful blue shrub a welcomed sight In the springtime, sand dunes along the beaches in South Walton are dolloped with beautiful blue lupine. The gulf coast lupine (Lupinus westianus) is a native plant and endemic to Northwest Florida. Lupine habitats … Continue reading

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South Walton Fire District lifeguards start 2017 season

14 towers, 5 wheelchair locations South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards have reported to their 14 tower locations March 1, 2017 and will continue to staff until the end of the season on September 30, 2017. This is the 12th … Continue reading

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St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach offers something for everyone

One of Florida’s top 10 parks chock full of adventure It doesn’t take long to understand why St. Andrews State Park is consistently named one of the top ten parks in the State of Florida. With more than 1,200 acres … Continue reading

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South Walton home to hundreds of new artificial reefs in 2017

South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) has some great news for 2017. Seven years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) artificial reef deployment funding has been allocated, contracts awarded, … Continue reading

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Portuguese man-of-war can pack a powerful punch

Don’t touch or come in contact with the blue “bubbles” that wash on shore Many interesting things wash ashore along the beaches of South Walton. Often we find interesting creatures within the beach wrack and the tide often washes in … Continue reading

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