Time: 9-11:30 am
The Florida Pandhandle is one of the five richest biodiversity hotspots in North America. Walton County’s extraordinary ecosystems are home to numerous and unusual native plants and animals. Besides its white-sand beaches, the County boasts the Choctawhatchee River (Florida’s fourth largest in volume), Choctawhatchee Bay, many creeks and streams, and the extremely rare coastal dune lakes. Hosted by Choctawhathcee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some of these very special places. Click here to learn more.
On March 17, take a guided tour of Point Washington State Forest to Eastern Lake. Guided by Karl Renelt, you will access the forest by car and take improved roads through several ecosystems until we reach the old Point Washington beach road. Topics will include history and forest management, focusing on fire as a management tool. Then we will head to Eden Gardens State Park where we will spend the remainder of our time. All roads are accessible to 2-wheel-drive vehicles. This trip includes easy walking at a comfortable pace for about 20 minutes. Participants are asked to bring forecast compatible clothing and personal comfort items (i.e. sunscreen, bug spray, etc.).
Space is limited to 10 participants. Minimum of 4.
Location: Meet at South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach.
Call to register 850-200-4160. Have your credit card ready & reference number.
Leader: Karl Renelt
Date: March 17 – Ref# 090595