Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering spring eco adventures

January 13, 2015

Outfall at Morris Lake. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), and Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and local residents extraordinary opportunities to explore, discover, and learn about the pristine natural resources that make Walton County unique.

Eco-tours are led by local experts who have created a hobby or profession in environmental education. Participants of the Eco-Adventures will gain a better understanding of the different environments in their back yard. The Florida Panhandle, one of the top vacation destinations on Earth, is also known for its vast array of ecosystems. Walton County, rich in biodiversity, is home to a variety of these unusual fauna and flora. Participants can experience these unique environments as they walk the Native Plant Demonstration Garden, or travel to a series of the rare coastal dune lakes.

Historical Tour Coffeen Nature Preserve – $20 – 1/31, 2/11, 2/28, 3/11, 3/28, 4/8, 4/25, 5/6, 5/16
Tour of the Choctawhatchee River and Morrison Springs – $35 – 4/18
Morrison Springs Explore and Paddle – $70 – 5/16
Getting to Know the Natives – Garden & Trail Tour – $15 – 3/3, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20
Surf Fishing at Grayton Beach State Park – $15 – 4/22
Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park – $15 +$5 park fee – 3/3, 4/22
Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington – $15 + $2 park fee – 5/4
Western Lake Paddle Tour – $60/$45 – 2/10, 2/26, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/7, 5/19
Red Bar Lunch Paddle Tour – $70 – 2/18, 3/19, 4/23, 5/13

cbalogoDescriptions of the tours being offered are available online at by clicking the Eco Tours information box. Registration is available by phone at 850-200-4160.

The Eco-Adventure schedule was tailored to the seasonal activities of the spring months in Florida. Hike the wet prairies of local state parks; paddle coastal dune lakes; experience Morrison springs as well as historical tours.

For more information about Discover Roads Less Traveled, please contact Brandy Foley at 870-200-4163/