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Fireworks light up the sky along the Gulf Coast

The News Herald

Date: 6/28/2018 11:06:00 AM

A medley of patriotic music plays during the 20-minute fireworks show. Details, www.july3fireworks.com or 844-272-2523 Wednesday, July 4 ST. GEORGE ISLAND CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. EDT Water Parade through downtown area on St. George Island, followed by

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Wildfire destroys up to 30 homes in Florida

News 6 WKMG

Date: 6/25/2018 8:16:00 AM

Eastpoint is in Franklin County and is near the historic town of Apalachicola and the beach area at St. George Island. The fire broke out sometime late Sunday afternoon and moved quickly. As many as 20 to 30 homes may be complete losses, a volunteer

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Photos: Mullet takes to the sky on St. George Island

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 6/9/2018 12:39:00 PM

Photos: Mullet takes to the sky on St. George Island Samuel Arnold of Branford, Fla. rears back for a full-forced throw as sand sprays the sky during the 27th Annual Mullet Toss sponsored by the Blue Parrot in St. George Island, Fla. on Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Species in the Apalachicola River need your help

WTXL ABC 27

Date: 6/3/2018 4:16:00 PM

APALACHICOLA, FL (WTXL) --A local river is in danger. The Apalachicola River hit number one on the list of most endangered river systems in the country in 2016 by the group, American Rivers. As WTXL ABC 27s Valerie Mills shows us, a group is

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Dark nights a bright spot for stargazers in St. George Island State Park

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/31/2018 6:02:00 PM

St. George Island State Park goes over to the dark side – not THAT dark side. A recent article in the Panama City News Herald reported that St. George Island State Park has applied for “Gold Tier Certification” by the International Dark Sky Association

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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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