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Get Outside for Spring Eco-Adventures in South Walton

February 1, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) is bringing in the New Year with a fresh calendar of Spring Eco-Adventures showcasing Walton County’s natural resources through nature-based tours - Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County.

Led by local experts and professional naturalists, the program offers visitors and local residents opportunities to explore, discover and experience the diverse natural resources that make Walton County unique. Descriptions of the tours being offered are available online at www.basinalliance.org by clicking the “Eco-Tours” link or tab. Registration is available by phone at 850-200-4160, or walk-in to the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Prices vary - starting at $15.

The schedule provides a broad range of activities for the spring season in Florida. Hike around the wet prairies of local state parks; paddle a rare coastal dune lake and have lunch at the famous Red Bar; enjoy a paddle at Morrison Springs or take a tour along the Choctawhatchee River –two commonly overlooked natural gems of Walton County. Additionally, CBA will continue to offer the popular historical tour of the Coffeen Nature Preserve.

“The experiences we offer are geared towards anyone who wants to get outdoors and learn new things,” says CBA’s tour coordinator, Brandy Foley. “It is very enjoyable to go on an adventure with a naturalist and hear about the history or the formation of the area.”

CBA is an entirely grant and donor-funded, 501(c)3 non-profit watershed organization whose efforts are focused on raising awareness to increase the health and sustainability of local waterways, through monitoring, research, restoration and education. For over 18 years, CBA has promoted water stewardship within the Choctawhatchee Watershed, growing the network of supporters who have joined in the mission to provide a future for these natural resources. For more information about CBA, please visit www.basinalliance.org.

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

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