Apalachicola Bay - St. George Island News

Fundraiser slated to celebrate St. Mary's River watershed

SoMd News

Date: 5/16/2017 9:46:00 PM

It stretches from the mouth of the river at St. George Island and Kitt’s Point up through St. Mary’s City, Great Mills, Lexington Park and California to the intersection of routes 4 and 235. Lewis said said he expects about 160 people at the event

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Beauty, big and small

Apalachicola Times

Date: 5/13/2017 9:21:00 PM

We couldn’t ask for better weather.” With over 300 auction items, including vacation packages in New Hampshire and on St. George Island, as well as an exquisite collection of china, the silent auction added to the luster of the event. An announcement

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Sea turtle nesting season underway

The Star

Date: 5/10/2017 11:21:00 PM

Turtle patrols on St. Joe Beach, Indian Pass beach, St. Joseph Peninsula and St. George Island all reported tracks indicating a false crawl. “It was pretty cool that all four major areas had a false crawl at the same time,” said Jessica Swindall

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Florida Seafood Festival

visitflorida.com

Date: 5/6/2017 2:57:09 PM

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola

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Rock By The Sea Concert May 11th – 14th …….

Foster Folly News

Date: 5/6/2017 2:33:00 PM

Rock by the Sea (RBTS), a charity music festival, returns to St. George Island for its 11th Spring event for 4-nights of music. The first night on May 10 is the Pre-Party and free to attend at Harry A’s on St. George Island. RBTS raises money for

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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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