Coastal Angler – Oyster Gardening

Jennifer McPeak, a Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) Oyster Gardener volunteer, showed me to her dock on a serene Destin bayou. The fall sunshine and clear blue sky had combined to create a beautiful morning, and mullet splashed in the shallows while a Great Blue Heron stalked prey among the reeds nearby. Kneeling carefully against the…

Hook and Trigger – Keeping Balance in the Bay

On an early fall morning, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) Director Alison McDowell and her CBA colleagues waded into a Choctawhatchee Bay bayou with seine nets. Moving slowly through the cool water, they scooped up minnows in small dip nets before depositing them into waiting tanks. Crouching at the edge of the shoreline, they peered through…