Note: This article was contributed by Maria Wilson, Florida Forest Service Senior Forester for Okaloosa County.
What is the Florida Forest Week and who is the Florida Forest Service? Florida Forest Week is from October 31 to November 6, 2021 ... READ MORE
Fall season in Florida is officially here! With this, many are enjoying increased outdoor activities brought about by the pleasant, cool temperatures such as camping, hiking, and gathering around a fire. To help protect our natural ecosystems, ... READ MORE
You may have seen the recent reports about the National Parks. With the partial government shutdown, many National Park Service employees are on furlough and unable to maintain the parks. Images of overflowing trash and damaged campsites serve ... READ MORE
By Pam Phillippe
Standing on the sidelines, one would think that 4-H summer camp is just about boys and girls swimming, kayaking, singing, fishing, laughing, and having fun with friends. And it is that, but it is so much more.
The true ... READ MORE
Get an early start on summer fun plans by signing up for 4-H Camp Timpoochee. There are 20 slots available for Calhoun County youth and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Florida youth who attend must be between the ages ... READ MORE
The Northwest Florida Teen Retreat is scheduled to take place at Camp Timpoochee February 24-26, 2017. Planned by teens and for teens, you'll grow leadership skills, earn camp counselor certification credits, learn how to apply for 4-H scholarships, ... READ MORE
This past week I was camping at a state park near Gainesville. Working on a variety of computer related items while sitting in my chair, I was acutely attuned to the sounds of life around me. A small “pat-pat-pat” could be heard in the ... READ MORE
Love to get outside and enjoy nature? You may be an ecotourist.
What is ecotourism?
Ecotourism is tourism based on exploring and appreciating nature (Best and Stein 2013). Recreational activities, such as boating, hunting, hiking, and camping, ... READ MORE