Oyster Shell Recyling

In November 2010, CBA and our Americorps Green Team launched the new O.Y.S.T.E.R. Shell Recycling Program. The ultimate goal of the O.Y.S.T.E.R. Shell recycling program is to collect the oyster shells that would otherwise end up in a landfill, and reuse them to construct oyster reef habitat. Oyster populations have declined in many places worldwide,…

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Monofilament Recycling

Launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2014, CBA’s Monofilament Recycling Program began as a class project for the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013-2014 Destin FORWARD class. Each year, the Destin FORWARD group is tasked to come up with a positive impact on the Destin community. Understanding the economic ties Destin has to its waterways…

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Oyster Gardening

Local citizen scientists and volunteers are welcomed to join our program and raise their own oyster gardens for restoration. With weekly maintenance amounting to one hour per week, it’s easy to add to your weekend morning routine. If you do not have your own dock, no need to worry. We also need oyster allies to…

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From Earth Day celebrations to fun runs to coastal dune lake days, CBA attends a range of festivals and events with touch tanks, children’s activities, and so much more. For an event calendar, click here.    

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Native Plant Garden and Trail

Welcome to the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail, marked in 2011 through the cooperative efforts of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Walton County Master Gardeners, and Northwest Florida State College. The original design was drawn by landscape architect Kristen Koehnemann. Since it’s fruition the garden continues to evolve and take on new life year after…

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Rain Barrels

What is a Rain Barrel? A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your rooftop that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. A rain barrel is relatively simple and inexpensive to construct and can sit conveniently under a residential gutter down spout, or any…

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join CBA in promoting the health and wealth of local waterways by volunteering to take part in our mission. CBA offers volunteer opportunities for all ages and all physical capabilities! From restoration projects to water quality monitoring and public outreach events, CBA invites members of the community to take part in ensuring the future of…

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