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St. George Island (FL) State Park Free Kayak Clinics

thefishingwire.com

Date: 4/20/2017 12:33:00 AM

Want to take a free kayak lesson this month and get up close to one of Florida's most beautiful state parks? The Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George State Park will host a free Kayak 101 clinic on Saturday, May 13 and again on Saturday, May 20 to teach basic

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PaddleJam May 5-7 at Apalachicola, FL

thefishingwire.com

Date: 4/20/2017 12:33:00 AM

Grab your kayak and head to the coast May 5-7 and join in what organizers hope will be another world-record attempt to gather the largest number of kayaks together in one floating mass to break the current Guiness world record. The three-day Forgotten

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Officials: Arson wildfires are on the rise statewide

WPTV

Date: 4/16/2017 9:10:00 AM

Anyone convicted of arson, a felony, faces fines up to $5,000 and up to five years in prison. In Florida's Panhandle, a St. George Island man was charged with reckless burning causing a wildfire last week that burned nearly 70 acres and caused the

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Kids hunt eggs Saturday in Apalach

Apalachicola Times

Date: 4/12/2017 2:48:00 PM

She can be reached at awest@apalachicolamainstreet.org or (850) 274-1321. Main Street’s mailing address is 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL

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70 acres burn on St. George Island

Apalachicola Times

Date: 4/12/2017 2:18:00 PM

A wildfire caused by burning leaves in the 600 block of East Pine Drive decimated a large block of the buffer preserve on St. George Island last weekend. Apparently, wind whipped a burning pile of leaves into a firestorm. More than 68 acres, most of it

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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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