Under the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Florida Black Bear Management Plan , approved in 2012, seven bear management units (BMUs) will be established throughout the state. The West Panhandle BMU, encompassing the counties of Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton, will be the first to be created.
The Critical Linkages are an important part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, as highlighted by the 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which traversed many of the Critical Linkages in the Florida peninsula. This short film has some stunning images of the real Florida - a place we love - our home.
The South Walton Community Council hosts the 12th Annual Back To Nature Festival Oct. 17-20, 2013. The festival is one of our favorites and offers the opportunity for visitors and locals to discover the wonders of our unique coastal environment.
Register today at www.southwaltoncc.org and get ready to enjoy the wonders of South Walton’s natural beauty!
After 47 days in the field, 227 threatened gopher tortoises have been spared an inhumane death and 28 gopher tortoise eggs have been saved from a development site in Apopka, Fl. The Humane Society of the United States, Nokuse Plantation, D.R. Horton and Bio-Tech Consulting teamed up to rescue the tortoises and eggs from the Rock Springs Ridge subdivision before relocating them to a permanent home at Nokuse Plantation, a nature preserve in Walton County. The eggs started hatching on Sept. 6.
World Paddle For The Planet 2013 is a four-day eco-educational fundraiser festival culminating with a 24-hour paddle on beautiful Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in the State of Florida and designated a "Pristine Florida Waterway". Festival events will be held in Carillon Beach and Camp Helen State Park October 10-13, 2013.
Dr. Sarah Schindele of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) recently joined Leslie Kolovich on SUP Radio Show to discuss her work, the history and mission of CBA, and environmental and educational programs currently underway to promote the health of our diverse waterways of the Choctawhatchee (chock-tuh-hatch-ee) basin watershed.
Mainstay Financial Group will present a seminar titled “Medicare Coverage and Choices: How do you decide?” on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Participants will learn about the coverage options and costs of various types of Medicare, including basic Medicare, supplements, Medicare advantage health plans, and optional drug coverage.
Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach will host an Evening with the Experts on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Guest speakers Dr. Kornelis Poelstra and Dr. Charles Wingo, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons, will discuss the hospital's new Spine Center and spine health.
Celebrate the new school year at the biggest Back to School Backpack Bash on Friday, September 13, 2013. Hosted by Abrakadoodle Remarkable Art Education, this family friendly event is open to the public and will take place at the Abrakadoodle studio at the Destin Commons from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Make plans to join friends in Rosemary Beach for an evening with James Farmer - Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. James is a young, fresh voice for his generation with expertise about incorporating elegant seasonal garden living into your life, either on a grand scale or modest budget. James is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living Magazine and has appeared on NBC’s Today.