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Take a guided tour of the wet prairies at Grayton Beach State Park Sept. 6

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Park Ranger Patrick Hartsfield Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join the Park Ranger for an informative tour of … Continue reading

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Black skimmers successfully nest at Henderson Beach State Park

Learn about the shorebirds and see the chicks up close through a birdscope this Sat. and Sun. A pair of black skimmers have successfully nested and hatched three chicks at Henderson Beach State Park this summer. These beautiful shorebirds arrived … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering eco adventures this fall

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, announces the fall season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Click here to learn more or call (850)200-4160. Surf Fishing … Continue reading

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Snowy plover family doing well at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

As we enjoy our wonderful beaches in South Walton, many visitors and locals are not aware that we are sharing vital habitat for a variety of shorebirds. Our dune systems and coastal dune lakes provide perfect nesting areas and foraging … Continue reading

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Learn about sea turtles July 30 at Grayton Beach State Park or Aug. 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Learn about sea turtles at Grayton Beach State Park July 30 On Wednesday July 20 at 1 p.m. join ranger Lawrence aka Rooster as he gives an interpretive talk on sea turtles. Everyone is invited to come learn about the … Continue reading

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Ranger program, cookout and a movie at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 6

Camp Helen State Park is offering a movie, food, and fun with a family-oriented movie, environmental interpretive program, and old-fashioned campfire cookout. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. in the recreation hall with an interpretive program led by a … Continue reading

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Community workshop regarding beach accesses and potential change in future use of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Date/time: July 30 at 6 p.m. – South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL The Walton County Tourist Development Council is proposing a public beach access within Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s western boundaries. The proposed … Continue reading

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Learn about endangered beach mice at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 23

Date/time: Wednesday July 23rd, 3-4 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 we to … Continue reading

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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge comes to Henderson Beach State Park July 24

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:30 a.m. – Noon Henderson Beach State Park will host the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors on Thursday, July 24. In addition to learning how the animals were rescued, you will … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal critters at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 18

Date/time: Friday July 18th, 2014 – 2-3 p.m. Topsail hill Preserve State park invites you to a hands on program where you will learn what type of creatures can be found in this area. You will get to see various … Continue reading

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