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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Walton County release streamline Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse habitat construction permit process

The Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse (CBM) is a federally endangered species endemic to Walton County that is protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act.  Walton County has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding the permitting process … Continue reading






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International Coastal Clean Up Day Sept. 17

Find a location near you and help clean up our Northwest Florida waterways. Blue Mountain Beach – Santa Rosa Beach Surfrider Foundation’s Emerald Coast chapter invites you to participate in the world’s biggest beach cleanup – the International Coastal Cleanup. … Continue reading






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Giant barred owl decoy takes up residence on Clyde B. Wells Bridge

Whooo is that owl and what is he doing on the bridge? In mid-July Freeport resident Marilue Maris noticed something horrifying while driving over the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. Dozens of dead starlings were scatted across the northern span of … Continue reading






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St. Joseph Bay educational adventure held Sept. 7-8

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension faculty are continuing their Panhandle Outdoor education programs with a two-day water school Sept. 7-8, 2016. The school will focus on the water ecosystems of the St. Joseph Bay. The classes will be held at … Continue reading






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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs

Advisory rescinded Aug. 23, 2016 A health advisory is issued August 10, 2016, for Morrison Springs.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 … Continue reading






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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs July 20

UPDATE July 22 -Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the July 20, 2016 health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due … Continue reading






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Northwest Florida Water Management District awarded $15.3 million for springs projects

Funding targets springs in five local counties HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District received more than $15.3 million for springs-related projects from Governor Rick Scott’s 2016-17 Florida First Budget. The money, which comes through the Department of Environmental … Continue reading






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