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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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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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Wildflowers for all seasons blooming along U.S. Hwy 98

Beautiful wildflowers are popping up along the medians of U.S. Hwy. 98 at Inlet Beach, and will continue to prosper throughout the year. More will be showing soon just east of U.S. Hwy. 331. All part of a Department of … 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 Florida. Lupine habitats are … Continue reading






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Learn about beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 20

Date/time: Wed., April 20 – 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy an informational program about one of the imperiled species we share the park with. Beach mice inhabit coastal dunes in the panhandle … Continue reading






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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance hosting invasive plant removal program April 14

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) will be hosting an invasive plant removal program on April 14. The workshop will be at 5 p.m. at the NWFSC South Walton Center. The workshop will introduce people to their Habitat Rx invasive plant … Continue reading






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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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