Hook and Trigger – Red Tide Blooms in Panhandle

In 2018, red tide has been a scourge on Florida’s coasts, even reaching as far northwest as the Panhandle. The red tide algal blooms, known scientifically as┬áKarenia brevis, have been naturally occurring on Florida’s coasts for centuries. In fact, fish kills were documented in Tampa Bay by Spanish explorers. Read the rest of the Hook…

Hook and Trigger – Tourneys Inspire Next Generation

Northwest Florida is known for its angling tournaments, from the world-famous Destin Fishing Rodeo to the Marlin Classic and more. In the summer of 2018, another group of events targeted a unique audience: kids! Read the entire Hook and Trigger article below:

CBA – St. Joe Community Foundation Funds High School Oyster Program

To engage area youth in oyster restoration, the St. Joe Community Foundation is granting the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) $18,300 to bring their Spat On! program to 250 high school students in Walton County. In addition to providing monthly instruction and in-class lessons to foster understanding of oyster ecology and estuarine habitat, CBA will work…