Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

Plans underway for July 3 celebration

Apalachicola Times

Date: 6/15/2019 1:10:00 PM

She can be reached at awest@apalachicolamainstreet.org or (850) 274-1321. Main Street’s mailing address is 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Apalachicola, FL 32320

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Pints for Paws celebrates 10th year on Saturday |Around the Brew Bend

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/30/2019 6:31:00 PM

If you're looking to start a successful craft beer festival anywhere in America, look no further than the St. George Island Brewfest and Pints For Paws models. Both offer a unique experience — one's

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Playful dolphins awaken soul-expanding spirit of joy

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/17/2019 2:38:00 PM

But on a recent Saturday morning as my husband and I came across the magnificent bridge to St. George Island, there was no mistaking the dolphins frolicking just off the island shore in the bay to the

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Snorkeling in Saint George Island


Date: 5/5/2019 5:00:00 PM

The coast of the Florida Panhandle is sometimes overlooked in favor of the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast beaches of southern Florida, making places like St. George Island a logical option for beating

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Local concerts, music classes and events listed

The News Herald

Date: 5/2/2019 7:46:00 PM

Wednesday, May 8 ROCK BY THE SEA: May 8-12 at at Doc Myer’s Pub and Sports Bar, St. George Island. Featuring 30 musical acts. For details and tickets, go to rockbythesea.org OPEN MIC: 6-8 p.m. EDT at

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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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