Celebrate Nature at Seaside one of Back To Nature Festival’s featured events

September 6, 2011

Enjoy an afternoon of music, activities and more October 15

The South Walton Community Council will be hosting their 10th annual Back to Nature Festival on Oct. 14 – 16, 2011. The weekend of fun events will be held across South Walton and will include a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family.

One of the featured events this year will be Celebrate Nature at Seaside on Oct. 15 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon at the Seaside Amphitheater with live music, wildlife exhibits, children’s activities, environmental and green building displays. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and spend the afternoon.

“Celebrate Nature at Seaside, is a celebration of nature and community. We wanted an event that could bring the whole community together, for an afternoon of music and fun. The Seaside amphitheater is just the ideal place. Seaside has been a long time supporter of our Back to Nature Festival. We are thrilled to be working with Adam Shiland, Seaside’s Event Producer and The Seaside Merchants again this year,” said Jacquee Markel, South Walton Community Council, president.

The lineup of activities include:
• Live music from Kyle LaMonica, acoustic rock singer songwriter
• Live music from Elizabethtown, Americana and bluegrass influences with
singer songwriter Chris Alvarado
• E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, wildlife exhibits: birds of prey, reptiles, tortoises
and recycling education
• Audubon of Florida with Alan Knothe, saving our shorebirds, outreach
• Farmer D Organics, Atlanta based organic farming advocate, education
• Silent Auction, cool art, hippest stuff in town. Proceeds benefit the South
Walton Community Council
• Artesano Jewels – jewelry making for kids
• Wildlife mural, hands on painting for kids
• Butterfly wings, make and wear butterfly wings during the migratory season
• Compass Solar, solar panels
• Sustainable Technologies, green builder and remediation
• Gulf Coast Insulation
• Jennifer Jones, native plants
• Demonstrations by Seaside farmer’s market vendors
• Blu Binz, recycling education
• Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board, education
• Elam Stoltzfus, CDL education
• Shoal Sanctuary
• Florida State Parks, Topsail Hill’s Ranger Dan
• Camp Helen and Eden Garden State Park’s, Elizabeth Eich, Florida State Parks outreach
• 4H exhibits
• USA Green Cleaning
• Choctawhatchee Audubon
• Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
• Cultural Arts Association
• Emerald Coastkeeper, environmental outreach
• Surfrider, Protecting Oceans, Waves and Beaches Since 1984

About South Walton Community Council
The South Walton Community Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of several hundred residents, property owners, employees, neighborhoods and business owners. In 1995, growing out of a need for grassroots expression, a group of dedicated citizens gathered to make a difference in their community. They recognized how preserving & protecting the unique coastal environment would enhance the quality of life for all who visit or chose to call South Walton home. After 16 years these volunteers are going strong. For more information go to www.SouthWaltonCC.org or follow us Facebook as South Walton Community Council.

About Seaside
The Town of Seaside is a gulf front community located on Scenic Highway 30A between Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida. Founded in 1981, this renowned New Urbanist town is the flagship cultural center of The Beaches of South Walton. Seaside has over 400 homes and cottage rentals, and more than 50 specialty retail shops and restaurants. Seaside’s thriving town center includes civic, cultural and educational institutions; a public charter school, an inter-faith chapel, a repertory theater and The Seaside Institute. Parks and a swim and tennis club provide year-round recreation. The Seaside Amphitheater provides a wonderful venue for recreation and hosts numerous events throughout the calendar year. More information can be found at: SeasideFL.com or find us on Facebook by searching “Seaside.”