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CBA Adventure: Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park

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What: CBA Adventure: Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College announces the fall session of its award winning eco-tourism initiative, Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County. Please see all tours at CBA website for information and registration.

Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park 
Oct 7 | 9:00am - 10:30am
Guide: Park Ranger Patrick Hartsfield 
Grayton Beach State Park 

Join the Park Ranger for an informative tour of some of the park’s Wet Prairie Restoration areas. Learn the importance of these areas, which endangered plants call them home, and how swamp titi trees impact the hydrology and flora of these areas. The ranger will discuss the importance of the Prescribed Fire program at Grayton Beach State Park, explaining how fire is a necessity for habitat restoration, wildlife management, and decreasing loading fuels to help with the prevention of wildfires.

Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Difficulty is moderate. Participants will hike approximately 2 – 2.5 miles out to one of the restoration sites and then hike back. The topography is not level. It is also sandy/muddy in areas.

Participants should bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat. Participants must wear appropriate hiking/walking attire. NO OPEN-TOED SHOES, SANDALS, OR FLIP-FLOPS ALLOWED. Pets are not allowed on this walk. Pets cannot be left unattended at any time or in a vehicle.

Event is subject to cancellation due to bad weather, unforeseen situations, or prescribed burning in the area.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Minimum of 5 required.
Location: Grayton Beach State Park, 357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach
Participants will meet at the ranger station.
Fee: $15 + $5 entry fee (paid at time of entrance)

 

Find more eco-tours at www.basinalliance.org. Call 850-200-4160 to register. 

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