Take a guided tour of the wet prairies at Grayton Beach State Park April 16

March 28, 2014

wetprairieTime: 10 a.m.

Join the Park Ranger at Grayton Beach State Park for an informative tour of some of the park’s wet prairie restoration areas. 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 the 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. 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.

Location: Grayton Beach State Park, 357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach

Participants will meet at the ranger station. Fee: $15 + park entry fee. Click here to register online or call 850-200-4160. Ref# 090604

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Event subject to cancellation. In the case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email or phone the afternoon/evening prior, and fees will be fully refunded.