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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs

Advisory rescinded June 30 A health advisory is issued June 16, 2015, for Morrison Springs.  The Advisory is issued based on the criteria for fecal indicator bacteria. This should be considered a potential health risk to the bathing public and … Continue reading







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SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

– Weather and conditions permitting, early July launch planned July 30 Update note: Unfortunately, there has been a production glitch in the fabrication of the pilings and the initial shipment has been delayed. SWARA secured a partial shipment from the … Continue reading







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Kid camps and outdoor fun offered this summer around Walton county

Enjoy outdoor fun outdoor activities this summer with a variety of children’s camp options in Walton county. Marine Camp offered at Camp Timpoochee July 20 – 24 Are you interested in learning about marine life, going fishing, or exploring the … Continue reading







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Florida caterpillars with a sting

The four major stinging caterpillars occurring in Florida are the Puss Caterpillar, Saddleback Caterpillar, IO Moth Caterpillar and Hag Caterpillar.  Some less common ones also occur in the state.  These caterpillars do not possess stingers, but have spines (nettling hairs) … Continue reading







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Coastal Dune Lakes film showing at Camp Helen State Park June 19

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Lake Powell Community Alliance will show a film about coastal dune lakes at 6:30 p.m. on June 19, 2015, at the Park’s Lodge. The film “Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald … Continue reading







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Learn about blue crabs at Grayton Beach State Park June 17

Date/time: Wednesday June 17th at 2 p.m. Join Park Ranger Chad for a program on blue crabs. The program will cover the biology, identification, and methods of catching crabs. Sunscreen, drinking water, appropriate clothing, and hat are suggested. This program … Continue reading







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Enjoy a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 10

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. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing. … Continue reading







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Estuary program workshop in South Walton June 10

Date/time: June 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) invites you to attend an Estuary Program Workshop on June 10th, hosted by TNC and Walton County.  The workshop will be held on Wed., June 10, from 10 … Continue reading







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Learn about sharks and dolphins at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 12

Date/time: Friday June 12th, 1 – 2 p.m. Often times these two animals can be seen from the beach, this program will help you identify the differences between the two which will help you discover who’s who. There will be … Continue reading







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Learn about sea turtles at Grayton Beach State Park June 10

Date/time: Wednesday June 10th at 3 p.m. Ranger J.D. will be giving an interpretive program on sea turtles that nest on the beach of Grayton Beach State Park. Participants will meet at the Lakeside Pavilion on the east end of … Continue reading







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