Celebrate Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Jun 4

May 17, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Walton County's Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) is hosting a celebration of South Walton area coastal dune lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held at Grayton Beach State park from 10:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. 

Meet CDLA members, friends and community groups at the boat launch parking lot for an exciting day in the park. It's a celebration of our beautiful coastal dune lakes including education and activities planned on the shores and in the water at Western Lake which lies within Grayton Beach State Park.

The day will be filled with activities and exhibits by many of our local groups, environmental experts, and plenty of recreation. Look for informational and interactive exhibits by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and several more excellent local groups. Meet coastal dune lake film/book producers Elam Stoltzfus and Nic Stolzfus. Have an adventure with stand-up paddle boards, hydrobikes, kayaks and kickbikes. Watch plein air painters capture the beauty in Grayton Beach.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty and SETCO Services will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs. 

Coastal Dune Lake Day is free and open to the public with park admission of $5/car. Donations to the Friends of Grayton Beach State Park are appreciated. Grayton Beach State Park is located on Scenic Hwy. 30A between CR283 and Seaside. 

Events held at the boat launch parking lot at Grayton Beach State Park
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Learn about Coastal Dune Lakes and experience Western Lake with activities, exhibits and adventures.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Paddle / Cleanup on Western Lake
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Park Cleanup

Participants and activities
30A Local Properties event organizer

Emerald Coast Hydrobikes 
Klear Kanoo
30A Kickbikes
Walton Outdoors guided kayak lake tours
Kayaks provided by Yellowfin Ocean Sports
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty to provide hamburgers and hot dogs
SETCO Services, LLC to provide supplies and water
CDLAB exhibit with coastal dune lake brochures and guidelines
Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of the Emerald Coast documentary and book with Elam Stoltzfus and Nic Stoltzfus
Ginger Jackson Sinton with book Rare Coastal Dune Lakes
South Walton Community Council exhibit
E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center exhibit with critters
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) exhibit with touch tank
UF/IFAS Extension exhibit with info about Microplastic Awareness
Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters have an art demo

For more information and updates follow Coastal Dune Lake Day on the Facebook event page.

The Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board is comprised of residents and partners with Walton County, to ensure the protection, health and environmental integrity of the county's globally rare and imperiled coastal dune lakes and to provide sound recommendations to the Walton County Board of Commissioners. The Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board monitors the watersheds and the Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zones of 15 Coastal Dune Lakes for activities that affect the environmental conservation of the lakes.

Western Lake at WaterColor adjacent to Grayton Beach State Park preserve

Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal). Read more about this beautiful state park at



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