Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

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Date: 10/27/2016 1:28:00 PM

Just across the bay from Apalachiacola and linked to the mainland by a long causeway is St. George Island, a 28-mile stretch of lovely beaches that is the perfect getaway for fishermen, campers and families looking for a tranquil vacation spot far from

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The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Holiday Decoration Contest


Date: 10/27/2016 10:57:00 AM

The categories are Business and Home. The four areas are Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Carrabelle (will also include any participants from Lanark Village and Alligator Point). The businesses and homes will be judged on December 7-9 and the

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Lodging revenues increase sharply

Apalachicola Times

Date: 10/20/2016 9:01:00 PM

According to Jean Lane, Eastpoint Visitor Center administrative staff, more than 1600 visitors checked into each of the four visitor centers in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint and St. George Island during September. Year to date so far, the number of

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Presentation about local barrier islands wins NOAA award


Date: 10/20/2016 3:30:00 PM

Basically he studied songbird migration and the role St. Vincent Island and Little St. George Island play in providing a place where the birds can find rest and nourishment after their long flight. Hi work shows that birds rely on Franklin County's barrier

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Northwest Florida offers many ways to celebrate Greenways and Trails Month


Date: 10/19/2016 12:28:00 PM

There’s a trail running through the State Park on St. George Island – as well as miles of trails in the Tate’s Hell State Forest. If you don’t mind driving a little bit check out the Torreya State Trails in Liberty County which include the bluffs

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Apalachicola Bay is an estuary and lagoon located on Florida's northwest coast renowned for its oysters. The Apalachicola Bay system also includes St. Georges Sound, St. Vincent Sound and East Bay, covering an area of about 208 square miles (540 km2). Four islands St. Vincent Island to the west, Cape St. George Island and St. George Island to the south, and Dog Island to the east separate the system from the Gulf of Mexico. Water exchange occurs through Indian Pass, West Pass, East Pass and the Duer Channel. The lagoon has been designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Apalachicola River is the largest source of freshwater to the estuary. Combined with the Chattahoochee River, Flint River, and Ochlockonee River they drain a watershed of over 20,000 square miles (50,000 km2) at a rate of 19,599 cubic feet (550 m3) per second according to the United States Geological Survey in 2002.
The region features 1,162 species of plants, and includes the largest natural stand of tupelo trees in the world. The area is also home to 308 species of birds, 186 species of fish, 57 species of mammals, and boasts the highest species density of amphibians and reptiles in all of North America, north of Mexico stated by the Apalachicola Reserve, 2002.
Apalachicola Bay is part of The National Estuarine Research Reserve System.[1]

Apalachicola, Eastpoint & Carrabelle are three cities that border the Bay on the mainland side.
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