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Turtle Talk: Come help keep the beaches safe for Sea Turtles!

Even with the fantastic crew that cleans the beaches every night here in Walton County, there is still a lot we can do to help keep the beaches safe for sea turtles.  Bring your own water bottle, hat and sunscreen as we’ll be walking the beach, picking up trash, filling in leftover holes and knocking down […]

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Turtle Talk: Come Explore With Us!

Thousands of visitors come to South Walton beaches every year to vacation in pristine settings and enjoy the Old Florida lifestyle that 60,000+ of us are lucky enough to call home every day of the year! They come for the beaches, sure. But, they could find beaches in any number of Florida towns. Here, they also […]

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Sea Turtle Nest

Turtle Talk: The Eagle has Landed

WE HAVE TURTLE NESTS! Seventeen turtle nests, to be exact.  Seventeen as of early June 2015 in South Walton county, and we are finding more every day. Wow. You might be asking if I have personally found any. Well….no.  I’ve been out of town for a few weeks, so my fellow beach walkers have had […]

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Turtle Talk:  What’s Your Favorite Animal? 

As a child, how often were you asked to name your favorite animal? What did you answer? When you ask a child you know today, what do they say?  Of course if you have had the pleasure of living in such a beautiful place as coastal Walton County, there’s a chance you’d hear sea turtles mentioned.  Otherwise you […]

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Turtle Talk: Superstar

In recent years, Highway 30A in South Walton has become a destination for the rich and famous. We’ve had country singers galore, football players from colleges and the NFL, movie stars, and music execs.  We even had a movie filmed here back in the 90’s, The Truman Show, and country singer Luke Bryan filmed a […]

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Elaine Parrett #shellfie

Turtle Talk: Walk the Walk

Well, I did it. I’ve been talking the talk, and now I can say I have walked the walk. When I first heard about the new Friends of South Walton Sea Turtle group, I was excited to lend a hand. This group focuses on education and awareness about sea turtles and other sea life in […]

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Our First Newsletter Is Here: FSWST Dig It!

To celebrate Earth Day 2015, and the location of the first sea turtle nest in Panama City this morning, we have published our first digital newsletter, the FSWST Newsletter: Dig It!  What’s Going On In this first issue, we let you know all about who we are, what we have been doing and what our […]

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Earth day at Biophelia Center

Turtle Talk: All Hands on Deck

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill Starting something brand new is exciting and invigorating. The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is a new group that has been formed to educate the public and raise awareness about sea turtles and sea life […]

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