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Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park

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What: Wet Prairies of Grayton Beach State Park
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 am

Join the Park Ranger for an informative tour of Grayton Beach State Park’s Wet Prairie Restoration areas May 17 at 10am.

Learn the importance of these areas, which endangered plants call them home, and how 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, 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. Please wear appropriate, hiking shoes-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. Fee is $15 plus park entry fee. 

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