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Explore the scenic beauty of Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka, Florida

Interested in a unique paddling, boating and great fishing opportunities? Head over to Wewahitchka, Florida and explore the beautiful Dead Lakes area. The 6,700-acre Dead Lakes offer an abundance of great fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, shellcracker, bream, and catfish. … 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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What is up with all the sharks? Florida Sea Grant explains

Since the beginning of the summer, panhandle residents and visitors have been reporting numerous sharks hanging out along the sandbars near the passes, cruising between the 2nd sandbar and the beach. One visitor was even bitten; raising the question – … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided canoe/kayak tour of the Chain of lakes on the Choctawhatchee River July 25

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Meeting location: Northwest Florida State College South College, 109 South Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa … Continue reading

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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to DeFuniak Springs Oct. 11, 2014

A great day of outdoor fun in store Walton Outdoors is excited to announce we will be hosting our annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Williford Spring on Econfina Creek undergoing major restoration

Future features to include canoe dock, boardwalks, picnic pavilions The Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with State and local elected officials, broke ground … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida Water Management to begin Williford Spring restoration project

Groundbreaking event June 26 The Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and invited state and local elected officials, will break ground on the Williford Spring … Continue reading

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Take a guided sunset/night hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 19

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Time: Meet at 7 p.m. This walk will involve hiking a paved trail for approximately 1 mile and a … Continue reading

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North Central Gulf Coast receives historic flash flood event – April 29-30 2014

              NOAA has reported the recent rainfall event as historic. It developed ahead of a slow moving cold front on Tuesday evening, 29 April 2014 over portions of coastal Alabama and the western Florida … Continue reading

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Take a hike on the Florida Trail along Econfina Creek

Scenic vistas await the explorer Hiking the Florida Trail along the Econfina Creek just north of Panama City in Washington County is a must do for anyone who enjoys nature. This portion of the Trail in Northwest Florida runs along … Continue reading

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