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Sign the Affidavit for Customary Use! Area Events

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What: Sign the Affidavit for Customary Use! Area Events
When: Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: (All day)
Where: Public Beach Accesses & Local Businesses

South Walton Locals & Visitors! Submit your written affidavit to show your support for Customary Use of our beaches! Florida Beaches For All has created pop up notary stations so that residents can submit affidavits, photographs, and documentation about how they have used the beaches for decades. Affidavits must be submitted by September 8. The group has collected 2,300+ affidavits so far. They hope to get at least 10,000. Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity for an affidavit blitz all around town.

Stop by one of the public beach accesses or one of many local businesses listed below. Volunteers are working throughout the Labor Day weekend at dozens of local spots for an affidavit blitz! Each place will have affidavits available and a notary free of charge. Sign the affidavit to help us take the beach back. Also, please plan to attend a public forum held by Walton County Board of County Commissioners at South Walton High School at 9am where will have a public hearing to affirm customary use and draft an ordinance. ​

Beach Access Locations | Sep 1-3 from 10am til 1pm
Inlet Beach
Santa Clara – Seagrove
Van Ness Butler – Watercolor
Blue Mountain – (End of Highway 83 S.) 
Gulfview Heights – (Near Goatfeathers)
Ed Walline Public Beach 
Dune Allen – Fort Panic – (Near Stinky’s)
Miramar Beach – Old Hwy 98 – (Near Pompano Joe’s) 

Local Businesses
Sunrise Coffee at Gulf Place Thu Aug 30 6-8pm
For the Health of It Aut 30, 31, Sep 1 10am til 3pm
Pizza by the Sea WaterColor Way Aug 31 5-8pm & Sep 1 10am - 3pm
Seaside Farmers Market Sat Sep 1 8am til noon
Meltdown on 30A Seaside Airstream Row Sat Sep 1 8am til noon
Seagrove Village Market Sat Sep 1 11am til 2pm
Gulf Place Concert Sat Sep 1 5-9pm
La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar Sep 2 1-3pm, Sep 4 & 5 5-7pm
UPS Store Inlet Beach M-F 8am til 6:30pm | Sat & Sun Sep 1 & 2 9am til 3pm​​

THE LIST IS GROWING BY THE DAY! Please check SoWal Community Forums for updates. Also, follow Florida Beaches For All on Facebook for updates on local events. 

Thanks to Florida Beaches For All, volunteers and notaries, businesses and everyone giving their time to achieve important legal steps to achieve Customary Use so that everyone will have the right to enjoy the beaches as they always have done for so many generations of children, families, locals and visitors. To volunteer, please email your requested location, date, time to floridabeachesforall@gmail.com.

If you're out of town and would like to submit an affidavit affirming your customary use of South Walton beaches, please visit Walton County's website and visit these links to SoWal Forums below for details and discussion.
Sowal Forums: Affidavit Event Updates
SoWal Forums: Submit Customary Use Affidavit & Photos to Walton County 
SoWal Forums: Local Government & Groups [latest topics & discussions on Customary Use and more]

The affidavit events around town are organized by local members of Florida Beaches For All as well as other citizens who are passionate about Customary Use. Please visit their website and Facebook page for more information on the issue, how you can help, news and updates. 

SUBMIT AFFIDAVIT at these places every day or during regular office hours through Sep 8!
South Walton Annex Planning Dept | 8am til 4:30pm M-F
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, South Walton Courthouse Annex, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 
Ph: (850) 267-1955 

Daniel Uhfelder Law Office in Grayton Beach M-F 8-5
30A local Realty im Grayton Beach M-F
Bud and Alley's Roofdeck in Seasdie 4:30-6pm Aug 22 through Sep 8
UPS Store at Inlet Beach M-F 8am til 6:30pm | Sat & Sun Sep 1 & 2 9am til 3pm

Walton County Attorney's Office (North Walton) M-F 8am - 3pm
161 Sloss Ave, DeFuniak Springs FL 32433
Phone: (850) 892-8110

Walton County Teachers Federal Credit Union
1586 US 90 DeFuniak Springs
M-F through Sep 7 8:30am til 4pm
Notary Services
132 S 13th St, DeFuniak Springs
Sep 1 & 2 10am til 5pm

The Walton County Board of County Commissioners is working to affirm recreational customary use of Walton County beaches. (South Walton towns from Inlet Beach through Miramar Beach). Walton County is requesting that the community participate by submitting affidavits as evidence of customary use that you have visited the beaches here in South Walton, Florida.  Every affidavit is needed so make sure to visit the South Walton County Annex or visit one of our local businesses hosting events through Sept 8 - the deadline. 

Customary Use: A doctrine that describes the inalienable right of people to walk upon and lawfully and respectfully use all beaches for recreation as they have for thousands of years.

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