As Ginger Jackson Sinton spend her summers growing up in the Gulf Coast area, she fell in love with the rare Coastal Dune Lakes found throughout the Emerald Coast. Ginger lived in Atlanta, but spent many summers at the coast and remained a part-time South Walton resident during her adult years, as well. As she raised two children, she worked as a graphic designer, but her passion has always been creating a book about the Rare Coastal Dune Lakes.
Her new book, "Rare Coastal Dune Lakes Biodiversity and a Sense of Home on 30A" is now available for purchase. This started as a Capstone project for her Master's Degree and has turned into a 112-page coffee table book. It's full of amazing pictures of the lakes, information about the wildlife and plenty of details about the ecosystems throughout the area.
The Northwest Florida area, often referred to as the Emerald Coast, is home to 15 of these rare lakes, which provide a connection to the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the dune lakes are freshwater lakes, but there is the rare saltwater exchange from the gulf. This created a diverse ecosystem not found in many other areas of the world.
The book created by Sinton helps to spread the message of these rare ecosystems. She adds some of her own personal anecdotes throughout the book and plenty of beautiful pictures to give readers a sense of how amazing the area really is for visitors and residents. The dune lakes habitats provide plenty of wildlife, colorful plant life and more.
Sinton stated, "Many people know of the lakes, but don't understand why they are so special." She hopes her book will shed some light on the beauty and diversity of these rare dune lakes.
Sinton's book can be found at many bookstores along 30A including:
- The Blue Giraffe in WaterColor
- Next 30A
- The Hidden Lantern in Rosemary Beach
- Sundog Books in Seaside
- Gray Grounds at Monet Monet in Grayton Beach
It can also be found online.
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