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Keep your eyes to the sky for white pelicans migrating through Northwest Florida

By Stan Kirkland, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission One of the many benefits of living in the Florida panhandle and particularly near the coast is the vast variety of wildlife we often see. Daily, you’re apt to see bald … Continue reading

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Learn about Florida black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 31

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bears life in Florida, such as life span, denning habits, eating … Continue reading

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Haz mat collection day in north and south Walton Nov. 1

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 Gasoline – Solvents – Fertilizers – Paint – Paint Thinners … Continue reading

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Oyster reef construction volunteers needed for Oct. 24

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is seeking volunteers to help bag and build an oyster reefs on Oct. 24. Oyster bagging will be held at Marina Cove Townhomes, Marina Cove Dr., Niceville, FL 32578. From 9 a.m. – 12 Noon you will … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Oct. 20

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Tom Green. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Choctawhatchee River and Morrison Springs Oct. 24

Time: 8:30– 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Learn about unique places tucked away along the Choctawhatchee River. Learn about our precious water … Continue reading

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Walton county fishing report for Sept. 29

Fishing is good! Choctawhatchee Bay area: Redfish bite is through the roof. Not too many trout, however a few flounder being caught. River: bass and hybrids at the mouths of the river. Try fishing with a cane pole with shrimp. … Continue reading

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Public workshop on Choctawhatchee River infrastructure improvements Oct. 29

An important workshop concerning the future of the Choctawhatchee River will be held on Oct. 29 from 3 – 5 p.m.  Learn about efforts to forge a multi-county partnership to seek funding through a grant application for BP RESTORE funds.  The focus of … Continue reading

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Historical tour of Coffee Nature Preserve offered Oct. 15

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing. The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Wounded Warriors enjoy a weekend of fishing at Live Oak Landing

Weekend getaway brings camaraderie and relaxation to elite group of soldiers Local fisherman and Wounded Warrior Mark McDuffie of Wounded Warrior Fishing and his partner Jeep Sullivan of Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures have teamed up to create special … Continue reading

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