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FWC votes to postpone bear hunting in 2016

EASTPOINT, Fla. – July 22 the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt … Continue reading






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Health advisories have been issued for the Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, and Grayton Beach Accesses

June 8, 2016 – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. … Continue reading






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Co-existing with Florida’s beach-nesting birds

Be watchful and respectful of all nesting wildlife, it’s a matter of survival While we all enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, it is important to remember that we share the beach with nesting shorebirds. While you are at … Continue reading






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A whopping 8,089 lionfish removed off Pensacola, state size record broken, during second Lionfish Day

Successful is too small of a word to describe the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival May 14-15. In Pensacola alone, 8,089 lionfish were removed in only two days at the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition Tournament. More than … Continue reading






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A celebration of Coastal Dune Lakes at Grayton Beach State Park June 4

Canceled due to inclement weather Walton County’s Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) will be hosting a celebration of our area Coastal Dune Lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Continue reading






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Wildflowers for all seasons blooming along U.S. Hwy 98

Beautiful wildflowers are popping up along the medians of U.S. Hwy. 98 at Inlet Beach, and will continue to prosper throughout the year. More will be showing soon just east of U.S. Hwy. 331. All part of a Department of … Continue reading






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Gulf coast lupine blooms along South Walton area beaches

Beautiful blue shrub a welcomed sight In the springtime, sand dunes along the beaches in South Walton are dolloped with beautiful blue lupine. The gulf coast lupine (Lupinus westianus) is a native plant and endemic to Florida. Lupine habitats are … Continue reading






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