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Learn surf fishing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 5

Date/time: Friday June 5th, 1 – 2:30 pm Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, … Continue reading







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World Turtle Day event at South Walton County Coastal Branch Library May 19

Date/time: May 19, 4 p.m. Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles an all-volunteer nonprofit group is kicking off efforts to meet their mission of sea turtle conservation through awareness and education with a special event to celebrate World Turtle Day … Continue reading







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Forest Service to restore 85 acres in Point Washington State Forest

The Florida Forest Service is in the process of restoring a historical, native Longleaf Pine (Pinus Palustris) ecosystem within Point Washington State Forest.  Initially, this will involve the complete removal of off-site Sand Pine (Pinus Clausa) on 85 acres.  A … Continue reading







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South Walton pioneer C.H. McGee known as Mr. Seagrove

By Carol McCrite Note: This story was originally published in the historical book The Way We Were – Recollections of South Walton Pioneers by South Walton Three Arts Alliance. Republished with permission. “Seagrove Beach – Where Nature Did Its Best.” … Continue reading







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FWC approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many … 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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Duck Olympics fundraiser in Seaside April 5

Time: 12 Noon – 3 p.m. Head over to Seaside on April 5th as Duckies Shop of Fun in Seaside hosts an afternoon of fun for a good cause. From 12 Noon – 3 p.m. there will be a temporary … Continue reading







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South Walton Fire District lifeguards take to the beaches of south Walton March 14

Season runs March 14 – Sept. 27 The South Walton Fire District lifeguards take to the beaches to protect our swimmers on Saturday, March 14. This is the 10th season that the Beach Safety and Education Program, a partnership between … Continue reading







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Lifeguard positions available with South Walton Fire District

Tryouts Jan. 9 The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently accepting lifeguard applications for the upcoming 2015 beach season. Position Requirements include: at least 18 years of age high school diploma able to work weekends and public holidays in … Continue reading







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Gulfside Trail Rides in Santa Rosa Beach offers fun for entire family

Trail rides, lessons, and more offered at south Walton equestrian facility Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, you will discover an equestrian experience off the beaten path. Long and winding trails to meander are just a snippet of … Continue reading







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