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Morrison Springs Park – Walton County, Florida

Snorkeler at Morrison Springs – Laura Tiu Morrison Springs Bald Cypress                     There are over 1000 springs identified in Florida. In the Panhandle, the majority of the springs are karst or artesian springs rising deep from the Floridan Aquafer System within the states limestone base.  Springs …

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Bay County Deploys First Super Reefs in Panama City Beach

Earlier this year, Bay County completed an artificial reef project in Gulf waters approximately 3 nautical miles (nm) south of the Panama City Beach Pier (Pier Park) and 11 nm west of St Andrew Bay Pass in Small Area Artificial Reef Site D. On May 14, five Super Reefs were deployed, each weighing approximately 36,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/18/bay-county-deploys-first-super-reefs-in-panama-city-beach/

Oil Spill Science Seminar held in Okaloosa County

Dr. Monica Wilson, University of Florida Sea Grant, shares an update on the research that has occurred in the past five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Presented in the Rodeo Room at the Destin History and Fishing Museum. Photo credit: Laura Tiu The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill occurred about 50 miles offshore …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/oil-spill-science-seminar-held-in-okaloosa-county/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – 30A in Walton County

The “Prayer of the Woods” is an attitude that many in this part of the panhandle try to live. Photos: Molly O’Connor 30A in south Walton County is a special place. Undiscovered for years, then developed… but developed more sustainably than most coastal panhandle communities – this area has now become a go-to destination for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/18/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-30a-in-walton-county/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Point Washington Walton County

ALL PHOTOS:   MOLLY O’CONNOR Continuing our “ecotour” of the Florida Panhandle along the ICW, this month’s stop is in Walton County. Arguably one of the fastest growing counties in the state, South Walton has become a favorite with many.  Relatively undeveloped (as compared to neighboring counties) Walton has an opportunity to develop smarter… and for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-point-washington-walton-county/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Okaloosa County

ALL PHOTOS: MOLLY O’CONNOR   As many of you already know each month we have posted articles about nature tourism locations along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Florida Panhandle. This month we visit coastal Okaloosa County. The Gulfarium in Ft. Walton Beach gives those who do not get a chance to go offshore, or dive, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/22/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-icw-okaloosa-county/

Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

Fig1: Target spot on cotton. This season’s first incidence of Corynespora target spot in cotton has been confirmed in Santa Rosa County. By: Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney (Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS …

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Jefferson County U-Pick Blueberry Farm Tour June 13

Whether you are a part time or full-time farmer, U-pick blueberries can provide additional farm income.  For the past several years, a Jefferson County farmer, Pete Crosby has been developing his operation.  Blue Sky Farm is nearing its grand opening, and is celebrating by inviting the public to come out to tour the farm Saturday, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/30/jefferson-county-u-pick-blueberry-farm-tour-june-13/

Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars

Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Upcoming lawn & garden seminars   With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public. Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/upcoming-okaloosa-county-lawn-garden-seminars/

Making a Difference in Holmes County: Jim Forman

Jim Forman receives the honor of 2013-2014 Holmes County 4-H Male Volunteer of the Year, voted on by the Holmes County 4-H youth members. It’s no doubt that Jim Forman, a local Holmes County resident and 4-H volunteer, loves working with children. He has been instrumental in expanding the Holmes County 4-H Dead Centers Archery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/16/making-a-difference-in-holmes-county-jim-forman/

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