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Information from the Florida Mosquito Control Association on Zika Virus

Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. The virus has recently spread to the Americas. Symptoms of infection are usually mild, but severe complications including serious birth defects and various neurological and autoimmune complications can result from infection … Continue reading







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FWC conserves painted, indigo buntings, focuses on illegal trapping

Painted and indigo buntings breed in northern Florida, spend the winter primarily in southern Florida and can be found throughout much of the state during spring and fall migration. Poachers illegally trap these beautiful birds to sell them, often to … Continue reading







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Oyster reef construction volunteers needed January 15, 19, 21, and 22

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is seeking volunteers to help bag and build an oyster reefs on January 15, 19, 21, and 22 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. You will be meeting at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State … Continue reading







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Discard used monofilament fishing line properly and don’t feed the birds

Check your tackle frequently and replace old line In Florida, fishing is an important part of our lifestyle as well as the economy. However, this enjoyable activity sometimes can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife, such as sea … Continue reading







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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance announces spring eco adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College announces the spring 2016 session of its award winning eco-tourism initiative, Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County. Led by local experts and professional naturalists, Discover Roads Less Traveled … Continue reading







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Major river flooding on the Choctawhatchee River impacts Walton County

As of 3 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015, the Choctawhatchee River at Ebro is predicted to crest at 20.7 ft. on Jan. 1, 2016. This is the highest level the river has been in several years. According to the National … Continue reading







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Major flooding in the forecast for Choctawhatchee River

853 AM EST THU DEC 24 2015 The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a MAJOR FLOOD WARNING for the Choctawhatchee River. Choctawhatchee River near Caryville (US 90) affecting Holmes and Washington Counties and near Bruce (SR 20) affecting … Continue reading







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