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Take a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of the Point Washington State Forest with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance May 11

Date/time: May 11, 9 a.m. – 12 Noon The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. We will visit several wet prairies … Continue reading

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Health advisory issued for Morrison Springs

High Bacteria Count at Morrison Springs Walton County – A health advisory is issued April 22, 2015, for Morrison Springs.  The Advisory is issued based on the criteria for fecal indicator bacteria. This should be considered a potential health risk … Continue reading

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FWC moves forward with comprehensive draft bear management rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to build on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, FWC Commissioners approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action … 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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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Nature Photographer lecture at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center May 2

NOTE: EVENT CANCELLED Clyde Butcher, fine art landscape photographer, will be presenting a lecture at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center on May 2nd at 11:30 a.m. For more than fifty years, Butcher has been preserving on film the untouched areas of … Continue reading

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Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park April 25 

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) will jointly host the 8th Annual Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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The Point Washington alligator trapper

By DeLene Sholes Note: This story was originally published in the historical book Of Days Gone By – Reflections of South Walton County, Florida by South Walton Three Arts Alliance. Republished with permission. You may find a copy of the … Continue reading

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Special Needs in Nature day at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 21

The E.O Wilson Biophilia Center presents their annual “Special Needs in Nature” Day on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy sensory interactions in nature with a great group of people. There will be a parent resource … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lakes symposium at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 28

Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be hosting a coastal dune lakes symposium and a sneak preview of his film “Coastal Dune Lakes – Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast,” on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy honors local conservationists M.C. and Stella Davis

The Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy  presented the 2014 Richard Weinstein Conservation Partner award  to M.C. and Stella Davis on March 7, 2015 at the E.O. Wilson  Biophilia Center in Freeport, FL. Florida Chapter Executive Director, Temperince Morgan explained … Continue reading

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