Beach Cleanup at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Beach Cleanup on April 21, 2018 from 9:15a.m. - 11:30a.m. Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home by minimizing the impact of marine debris on the beach and in the Gulf.
To register as a beach cleanup volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming.
Volunteer check in is at Tram Stop #3 (after the 9am tram arrives). Volunteers need to bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided.
Registered volunteers receive free admission during event.
For more information about the Beach Cleanup and the park, please call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330 or visit:https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for their annual Earth Day Festival on April 28, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Celebrate the Earth and Earth Day with the park and environmental organizations and agencies. There will be nature activities, games, animals, face painting and booths as well as music and fun.
An exciting part of the event is the participation in the #Trees4Earth campaign. With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fast approaching in 2020, Trees for the Earth campaign was launched in 2016, with a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide by 2020—one for every person projected to be on Earth. The park and event attendees will be planting trees on park property as part of this campaign.
There will be tram rides to the beach and bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards will also be available for rent. Park admission is free during the event.
Tai Chi Tuesday. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30a.m. – 9:15a.m. and StandingTai Chi is 9:30a.m. – 10:15a.m. Tai Chi is a group, recreational exercise program that helps you relax and de-stress while focusing on grace, balance and breathing through slow, calm and deliberate movements.
Topsail Talks is a new Educational Discovery Series where Topsail State Park invite presenters from outside the park to participate in. Join in the fun on Friday, Jun 15th at 10am as you and your little ones learn everything you need to know about "Living Bear Wise".
The program is free with regular park admission.
Topsail Talks topics are:
Friday, March 30th: "Insects" by the South Walton Mosquito Control District
Friday, April 20: "Coastal Species" by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Friday, May 4: "Shorebirds" by the Audubon Society
Friday, June 15: "Living Bear Wise."
All Topsail Talk programs start at 10am in the clubhouse.
To learn more about the park, please visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.
Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!
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