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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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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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Public workshop on proposed beach accesses including Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Interested in learning about proposed beach accesses including one slated for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park? Walton County will be hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to present and discuss proposed … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve July 30

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Rags to Riches Regatta slated for July 5

The Rags to Riches Regatta is set for Sat., July 5, 2014. The race brings together Hobie 16 sailing enthusiasts in honor of Independence Day in a time honored tradition. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and skipper’s meeting starts at … Continue reading

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Seaside Fourth of July parade, symphony and fireworks July 4

Travel to Seaside for this patriotic celebration. Start the day out at 8 a.m. with the annual July 4th Parade down Scenic Highway 30-A and concluding in Seaside with even more fun. Then make sure to reserve your spot on … Continue reading

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Nesting loggerhead turtle in south Walton nearly perishes in sand hole dug by humans

  Near disaster abated by quick thinking locals On the morning of June 16, 2014, a nesting loggerhead turtle nearly suffocated in the sand. A hole dug by humans was the culprit, as the sea turtle attempted to return to … Continue reading

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Learn about sharks and dolphins at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 27

Date/time: Friday June 27, 2- 3 p.m. Often times these two animals can be seen from the beach, this program will help you identify the differences between the two which will help you discover who’s who. There will be a … Continue reading

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Inaugural paddle launch held at new Kellogg Park in Santa Rosa Beach

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with Walton County Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Walton County Tourist Development Council, held an inaugural kayak/paddleboard launch to promote the public recreational use of the newly … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 25

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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