Guided ecological journey down Econfina Creek Aug. 11

July 29, 2016

econfina7POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents and other experts as we explore Econfina Creek. This unique creek contains numerous springs including the first magnitude Gainer Springs Group that discharges more than 100 million gallons per day. The Econfina eventually flows into Deer Point Lake and St Andrew Bay. Deer Point Lake provides Bay County’s drinking supply.

The participants in the program will not only learn about the local natural history of this panhandle waterway but about some of the issues these unique habitats are currently facing. Field experts with the Northwest Florida Water Management District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and others will share insight to how we can protect these treasured ecosystems.

Families ok to attend but all children must be accompanied and supervised by parent.

What to bring: Driver’s license, lunch and snacks, water. Optional: camera, snorkel, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, bug spray. No glass. Meet at Econfina Creek Canoe Livery 5641 Porter Pond Rd, Youngstown, Florida 32428 – Map

Click here for pricing and reservations.

To learn more about the trip contact Dr. Laura Tiu (lgtiu@ufl.edu) or to register visit http://ufifasecofina.eventbrite.com/ .