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Learn About Coastal Dune Lakes Feb. 28

Lakes discussed at Topsail Hill State Preserve Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:00 a.m. Come and join an exciting interpretive on Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s imperiled coastal dune lakes. Learn about these important rare freshwater lakes that exist right here in Walton County. Park at the Day-Use area off HWY 30A and take a short hike to the clubhouse. A $2.00 entry fee is required. Outdoor tours canceled during severe weather.  Call (850)267-0299 for more details....

Walton area golf guide

A look at 12 area courses open to the public A look into The Walton County area offers many options for the golf enthusiast. With fair weather most of the year, the courses in the area offer golf year round. The following is a brief overview and guide to 11 area courses open to the public: / South Walton/Panama City Beach Camp Creek Golf Club Phone: (850) 231-7600 684 Fazio Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 Website: www.campcreekgolfclub.com Located just...

Spend the day outside with your valentine

Alternatives to traditional valentine celebrations abound in Walton The area offers many ways to spend time with your Valentine. A romantic dinner, flowers, candy and love. With the holiday coming on a weekend, there is a variety of alternatives available in Santa Rosa Beach, Coldwater Creek or Big Cypress Ranch up in Ponce DeLeon. Here is a list to get you out and about (click on the titles below for more info): Village of Baytowne Wharf offers sweet fun for...

Camellia Festival in Eden Gardens State Park

Learn about the beautiful winter blooms at Eden Feb. 7 The Friends of Eden pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, February 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Pt. Washington, North of Highway 98 via Hwy 395. Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing camellias, discover heritage handicraft demonstrations on the grounds, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique,) and camellia waxing for bloom preservation. Attend lectures on camellia care and other plant related...

Camellias blooming at Eden

Flowers displaying brilliant color The camellias a popping out in bloom at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Plants are available for purchase at the State park from The Friends of Eden. On Feb. 11, the Seagrove Garden Club will meet at Eden Gardens State Park to enjoy the blooming camellias. The meeting will feature an expert on the flower, then lunch will follow in the Pavilion. Call Sharon Jenkins 850-231-3584 for more info. Eden Gardens State Park is...

Walton County Master Gardener tree sale Jan. 16

The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting a tree sale at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Flowering, shade, citrus and fruit trees, suitable for planting now in our area, will be available at bargain prices.  Azaleas, camellias, blueberries, ornamental grasses and vines can be found as well.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with gardening questions and provide information on the plants. The 4-H Youth will host a pancake...

Lake Powell and Camp Creek Lake discussed

Members of the Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board toured Lake Powell and Camp Creek Lake on Oct. 16. Florida State Park biologist John Bente, along with Richard Bryan, of Friends of Lake Powell, discussed the health, history and the outfall of the lake. The group then journeyed to Camp Creek Lake at WaterSound where St. Joe wildlife biologist, Jim Moyers discussed the indigenous flora and fauna of Camp Creek Lake. The St. Joe Company has left more than 85 acres...