Leave No Trace: Items discarded nightly – no longer stored

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

Property discarded in accordance with Walton County’s Leave No Trace will no longer be stored for pick up at the Visit South Walton Maintenance Facility in Santa Rosa Beach.

Per Walton County Ordinance 2013-04 Section 22-54(g), personal articles left on the beach in South Walton one hour after sunset will be removed before one hour after sunrise.

These items generally include but are not limited to: beach chairs, umbrellas, tents, hammocks, volleyball nets, picnic tables and tiki huts.

Being a good host means sharing the rules in advance. VSW provides educational resources such as our Beachgoer’s Guide outlining the Leave No Trace and sea turtle nesting laws, safety tips and more.

The guide is available at the Visitor Center located at 25777 US 331 in Santa Rosa Beach and by request.

For more information, visit www.visitsouthwalton.com/safety or call Gayla Schaefer at 622-7813.