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Get Your Feet Wet at Wetland Preserve
October 15 @ 8:15 am - 11:00 am$10
Sunday, October 15 from 8:15-11 a.m. at Wetland Preserve (Palatka)
Join us as we explore further up the watershed at Wetland Preserve in Palatka!
We will be led by Wetland Preserve educators on a guided, open-air vehicle tour of their conservation lands as we learn about the key role these forests and swamps play in improving our water quality. Following the tour participants are welcome to remain, have lunch, and explore the natural beauty of the area.
If the $10 suggested donation to attend is a barrier, you can email email@example.com to register instead.
About Wetland Preserve
Wetland Preserve’s primary parcel consists of 3,800 acres, all of which is protected by a Florida Forever conservation easement and also falls within the O2O wildlife corridor.
Adjacent to the Rice Creek Conservation Area, it is a 5000 acre project of the Saint Johns River Water Management District located in Putnam County, Florida. On the southern border is Nine Mile Swamp Park, a 1268 acre conservation project owned by Putnam County. Most of the land falls under what is considered a “mesic flatwoods” ecosystem designation, with a fair portion of it being mature creek swamps and a smaller area consisting of dry sand hills.
What to Bring
- Reusable water bottle
- Bug repellent
- Bug bite ointment (just in case the bug repellent fails you!)
- Sunscreen / lip balm
- Any medical items you may need while out such as an EpiPen or diabetic supplies
What to Wear
- Long sleeved T-shirt. Long sleeved is important because it gives you extra protection against biting insects and an extra barrier to protect you in case you inadvertently bump up against some poison ivy or other irritating plant.
- Long pants – blue jeans or hiking pants
- Tall socks that you can tuck your pants into (for tick protection)
- Closed-toe shoes