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Learn about sharks and dolphins at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 20

Date/time: Saturday December 20, 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 a … Continue reading

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Learn about beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 19

Date/Time: Friday December 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a program on the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. They live in a fragile habitat near the beach and only come out at night. Come learn what … Continue reading

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South Walton Community Council hosting forum on proposed changes to coastal dune lake protection Dec. 16

Join South Walton Community Council, along with Wayne Dyess, Walton County planning and development services director and Mac Carpenter, County planning manager, for a panel discussion on the nature of the changes proposed to our coastal dune lake protection ordinances, … Continue reading

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Learn about spiders at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 13

Date/time: Saturday December 13, 1 – 2 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents the world of Spiders. Learn which spiders in Florida are venomous, which are beneficial, where they live, what they eat, and the benefits they bring to … Continue reading

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Learn about pines and palms at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 6

Date/time: Saturday December 6, 11 a.m. -12 Noon This ranger led program will help you learn to identify two of Florida’s most common trees. There are several different types of both palms and pine trees, this program will help you … Continue reading

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces Gulf restoration projects, Walton to receive more than $3 million for coastal dune lakes

Coastal dune lake project to remove invasive species and use fire management to restore wetland habitat and increase freshwater flows On Nov. 17, 2014, Governor Rick Scott and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the funding of $34.3 … Continue reading

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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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