Wetland Preserve Guided Tour
April 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am$15.00
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 (aka, buggy!) 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.
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.
Check out the tour section of their website to learn more: http://benandlouann.com/coming-for-a-tour/
Cost: $15.00 per person
What to Bring
Reusable water bottle
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)