Parents and Grandparents of Walton County, what do you have planned for your children’s summer break from school? Here is an idea for you. Join Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles and become a Volunteer Beach Ambassador and register the children as Junior Volunteer Beach Ambassadors. We train, shirt and place name tags on the adult volunteer and encourage the children to attend the training session with you. This is a great way to teach children environmental ethics and appreciation of our special Gulf environment while working/playing together. In addition, the children can earn volunteer hours for their school and enjoy great experiences that might lend themselves to essay topics assigned in school. Meet Frankie, one of our hard working Volunteer Beach Ambassadors, and her grandchildren. They were out spending the afternoon greeting visitors on our beaches and teaching the children the importance of filling in their holes before leaving the beach for the day. Everyone Wins! You get a great activity to engage the family in, our visitors learn new information that they might not of been aware of, and we instill a sense of service to others in our youngest members of Walton County. Our next training session is coming up Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Coastal Branch Library located at 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. For more information contact Laurie at email@example.com for more information. We’ll be saving you a seat. ... See MoreSee Less
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jay Tusa, Executive Director of Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council and Brian Kellenberger, Director of Beach Operations for Walton County for their support of the Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team. They have sponsored us by providing us with shirts, name tag lanyards, and training support. This help has allowed us to up our game this year, appearing more professional as we meet, greet, and assist the many tourists that visit our beaches. We truly appreciate all that you do for this hard working team. We are off to a great start for the 2018 season. Visit South Walton ... See MoreSee Less
Our Volunteer Beach Ambassadors we’re invited to join the Emerald Coast chapter of the Florida Realtors Young Professional Network on Sunday for a Beach Cleanup event in Miramar Beach. Despite the rain and cold temperatures, Walton County citizens joined forces to make this a successful event. Thank you to all of our hard working VBAs and our new Florida YPN Friends for coming out to help. Florida Realtors YPN ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Stacey, one of our loyal followers, for sharing this wonderful story of hope and a community’s hard work of changing a very bad situation. It’s proof positive... “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead ... See MoreSee Less
A historic moment as hatchlings emerge on Mumbai's coastline which - only 3 years ago - was overwhelmed by plastic 🐢
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🙏 Afroz Shah 🙏for your amazing work.
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Thank you to this Ohio Family for being an active part of helping us care for our environment and the creatures that call this area Home. You just saved one of “the least of these.” ... See MoreSee Less
Tip saves manatee calf
When a family on vacation observed a little lone manatee calf in shallow water, they called our Wildlife Alert Hotline and stayed with the manatee until rescuers arrived. The very young manatee calf had not nursed in several days and was very dehydrated. Thanks to this caring family from Ohio, the male calf was rescued and is now being bottle-fed around the clock at the Miami Seaquarium. It is rare to have a manatee at this young age survive, but we hope he is on the road to growth and recovery. Find the original story on our FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute page: bit.ly/2GKi8ML. To report a distressed or dead manatee, call our Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Rescues were conducted under permit: MA770191