Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

Chili Cook-off funds volunteer firefighters, EMS

The News Herald

Date: 3/1/2019 11:42:00 AM

ST. GEORGE ISLAND — When a fire or health emergency happens on St. George Island, calls for help are answered by the nonprofit and all-volunteer fire department and emergency medical services. Those f

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St. George Island, reopening after Hurricane Michael

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 2/26/2019 10:30:00 AM

St. George Island, reopening after Hurricane Michael St. George Island State Park reopens in March after rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Check out this story on tallahassee.com: ht

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St. George Island State Park reopening after Hurricane Michael; town ready for Chili Cook-off

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 2/24/2019 5:44:00 AM

St. George Island State Park reopening after Hurricane Michael; town ready for Chili Cook-off The opening of the St. George Island State Park coincides with the annual St. George Island Chili Cookoff

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In the Eye of the Storm: Lessons Learned in the Wake of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Others

VRM Intel

Date: 2/18/2019 7:32:00 AM

In early January, nearby St. George Island was mostly cleaned up. “Overall our local market fared relatively well, especially given the disastrous impact on our neighbors to the west,” said Cutler Edw

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Fleshy wounds spotted on fish caught near St. George Island

WTXL ABC 27

Date: 2/11/2019 1:06:00 PM

EASTPOINT, Fla. (WTXL) - Residents are concerned after several gruesome looking fish turned up near St. George Island. A resident sent WTXL pictures of some of the fish they caught Sunday morning. Acc

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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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