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Cogongrass identification and management seminar Sept. 24

Date/time: September 24, 2015;  9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cogongrass is considered a weedy pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., cogongrass is found primarily in the Southeast, where it has become a serious problem. It is currently spreading in nearly every … Continue reading







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Nature benefits from prescribed practices at Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Park

Many people wonder why prescribed burning is done in our area State parks. Before there were roads and developments, lightning-set fires frequently swept almost unimpeded across Northwest Florida’s landscape. Over thousands of years, many natural habitats have evolved under the … Continue reading







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Lake Powell clean up September 19

Join in on the 2015 Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Clean up day Sept. 19 at Lake Powell in Panama City Beach. The event will be hosted by Lake Powell Community Alliance. Meet at Lake Powell Park or Camp Helen State … Continue reading







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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering invasive plant removal in South Walton

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Longleaf Alliance will begin the second year of the Habitat Rx invasive plant removal program in South Walton County. … Continue reading







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Volunteers needed for oyster shell bagging Aug. 17

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is looking for volunteers to help bag oyster shells on Monday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. You will be bagging at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, … Continue reading







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Walton County Health Department hosting water quality testing event Aug. 18

Time: 3 p.m. The Florida Department of Health invites you to join The Florida Department of Health in Walton County officials, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, and community leaders as we celebrate exemplary water quality … 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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Leatherback sea turtle nests at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

This past Sunday,  South Walton received a very special visitor. Along the beach of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, a leatherback sea turtle came ashore to nest.  Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles in Florida, and are endangered. … Continue reading







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What you need to know about vibrio bacteria in Gulf waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do … Continue reading







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Americorps NWF Environmental Stewards now hiring

Applications accepted until July 29 AmeriCorps NWF Environmental Stewards is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 program year. AmeriCorps is a component of the National Service Network. Its goal is to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service … Continue reading







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