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Health advisories issued for Eastern Lake and Inlet Beach accesses

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from storm water...

International Coastal Cleanup Day across South Walton area beaches Sept. 21

International Coastal Cleanup is a world-wide event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.  The organization engages countries across the globe to organize citizens in large cities to small villages in the cleanup of their ocean, gulf, lake and river beaches. Interested in making a difference? Here are locations where you can participate on Sat., Sept. 31 Camp Helen State Park – Lake Powell 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Camp Helen State Park as they participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. This...

Health advisory still in effect for Blue Mountain Beach

Aug. 29, 2019 -Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution,...

Health advisories issued for Inlet and Blue Mountain beach

Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come...

Health advisory issued for Blue Mountain Beach

April 11, 2019 – Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal...

Volunteer for beach clean up at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 20

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Beach Cleanup on April 20, 2019 from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.  Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home by minimizing the impact of marine debris on the beach and in the Gulf.  To register as a beach cleanup volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming.  Volunteer check in is at Tram Stop #3...

Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 15

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on February 15, 2019 from 10 – 11 a.m. Come learn about the rare coastal dune llakes in Walton County. Meet at the clubhouse. This program is free with regular park admission.  Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park on the third Friday of the month at 10 am in the clubhouse.  Future dates and topics are...