Eco-Tour | Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park
Join the Park Ranger for an informative tour of Grayton Beach State Park’s Wet Prairie Restoration areas, April 15 from 10-11:30 a.m.
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. Participants will meet at the ranger station. Fee is $15 + $5 park entry fee.
Visit www.basinalliance.org to see the full 2015 Spring Eco-Tours Schedule and call 850-200-4160 to register.