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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Begins Invasive Plant Removal from SoWal Coastal Dune Lakes

Invasive plants are out-competing native varieties in our coastal dune lakes here in South Walton.

In order to make room for the native species - which better support wildlife - the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and the AmeriCorps team will begin to remove the vegetation this month. The removal will help restore water flow between portions of the lake that are currently bottlenecked.

Roasting, Grinding, and Sipping on Amavida Coffee's Roastery Tour

The next time you sit down with your favorite cup of joe, as you ponder your next move or plan your day, you might consider just what makes that cup so darn good!

If your cup was brewed at any one of the four local Amavida Coffee and Tea locations, you can be sure that you’re tasting the results of Amavida’s exclusive Roastery, located right here in SoWal. We were fortunate enough to attend one of Amavida’s Roaster Tours (conducted from 10-11 a.m. every 2nd Thursday) to see what’s behind all this excellent coffee.

Camp Longleaf Offers Overnight Summer Camp at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Learning and having fun go hand-in-hand this summer at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s newest program, Camp Longleaf.

The week-long, overnight camp is designed for children ages 9-14, and enrollmet is open for three introductory sessions: June 9-14, June 16-21, June 23-28. Camp Longleaf will incorporate the Biophilia Center’s passion for nature with traditional camp fun and games.

Visit South Walton 2018 Economics & Visitor Studies

Stats, stats, and more stats - excellent information compiled for South Walton tourism for 2018. The projected total dollar impact of tourism for Walton County is nearly $5 billion from more than 4 million visitors, providing more than 29,000 jobs with over $650 million in wages.

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The economic impact of tourism on Walton County is based on data collected from 3,208 visitors to Walton County during 2018. Interviews were conducted
throughout South Walton.

OceanFilm Tour at WaterSound Origins Apr 5 & 6

Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour kicks off its American tour in the Watersound Origins community. Similar to MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Inn & Resort, the event will feature films with inspiring protagonists, powerful stories, and stunning visuals all into one film program. Due to demand, the event will take place over 2 nights – the same films will be shown each night, allowing twice as many people to enjoy the event!

Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 16

The Friends of Eden Gardens invite the community to the annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10:00am til 2:00pm. Floral demonstrations and presentations will be held throughout the day. Visitors are invited to stroll through beautiful camellias in full bloom in gardens throughout the park. Watch for actors in period dress in the park, enjoy live music and have a picnic. Food and drink vendors will be available.

Winter Programs on Wednesdays at Coastal Branch Library

Walton County Coastal Branch Library hosts Winter Community Programs Wednesdays from Jan 2 through Feb 27, 2019 at 10:00 am. Winter Community Programs are designed for our adult community and families having educational and entertaining value while learning about our community and neighbors. Free and open to the public. This outstanding community winter program is sponsored each year by Friends of the Coastal Branch Library.

Winter Community Programs 2019
Wednesdays at 10am in the Coastal Branch Library Community Room
Free and open to the public

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