Happy #WorldTurtleDay! Our guests at Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard can stop by the front desk and pick up a Kids Turtle Pack to learn more about our sea turtles and get a flashlight filter to keep our turtles safe during sea turtle season.
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Look who was sighted on our beaches. So appreciate our Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes! Check out the volunteers who are protecting our wildlife, especially the sea turtles! Help them out by leaving no trace on our beautiful beaches. Remember: keep it #cleandarkflat
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Meet Debi and her beloved Bear, both members of our Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team. They would like to invite you to join them on the beach as they work to keep our beaches beautiful. We will be conducting our next training session this Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. Join us at the Coastal Branch Library to earn your shirt. The fee is $5 to join Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Turtle conservancy through education. Upon completion of the 2 hour course, your shirt and name tag are free to you thanks to our sponsors at Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council. Come out learn more about our community and how you can help. We could use you on our team. ... See MoreSee Less
Along the Emerald Coast in Walton County, Plastic Waste is a problem just as it is all over the world. But our proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes us much more aware and alert to the dangers it poses to our environment. The 7th grade students at the Emerald Coast Middle School, in conjunction with their sponsoring teacher Connie M, took up a multi-course study through their English-Science-Civics courses to explore banning plastic bags in retail stores in Walton County. They brought forward useful information making the case for taxing plastic use before banning, banning plastic use outright, and switching to biodegradable plastic bags. Each team had compelling arguments for their proposals. Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles would like to thank the students for including us in a panel of local citizens involved in plastic waste that included Commissioner Anderson and staff and our friends at the EO Wilson Biophilia Center. Great Job Stingrays! We support your movement to eliminate as much plastic as possible from our environment. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to say Thank You to the Old Florida Fish House who has joined with a few select restaurants along 30A in limiting plastic straws. They still have them for those who request one but they are Going Green and working hard to keep plastic waste from entering our waterways. Way to go OFFH! ... See MoreSee Less