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Big Bend Aquatic Preserves

3266 North Sailboat Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428
(352) 228-6028

April 2017

  • History Bike Gainesville VII - From Inglis to the Gulf - Cross Florida Barge Canal
    Sat, Apr 29, 9 am - 12 pm
    Withlacoochee Bay Trail, Crystal River
    HBG VII will be reflecting on Earth Day 2017 by focusing our ride on one of the most controversial undertakings by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Florida, The Cross-Florida Barge Canal. Renamed the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, the canal is now considered one of the greatest achievements by environmental protectors in state history.
    Guest speaker on this ride will be biologist Jamie Letendre of Florida Coastal Office. The ride will start and end at the parking lot of the Withlacoochee Bay Trail, off US 19/98, .5 mile south of Inglis, Florida. The route is a 10 mile - round trip, ride along a paved trail adjacent to the canal. We will head west from the parking lot to the trail terminus at the Gulf of Mexico, stopping at overlooks to discuss the history and ecology of the area along canal.
    Contact Nigel Rudolph with questions at snrudolph@usf.edu.

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July 2017

  • Estuary Exploration: 2017 Science Discovery Summer Camp
    Mon, Jul 10 - Fri, Jul 14; 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    The 2017 Summer Camp Program, Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery Summer Camp, will be running 5 days from July 10th - July 14th for children ages 8-11. Campers will learn how to appreciate and understand nature, take an active role in conservation and relate to how ancient people lived along Florida's Gulf coast. Camp activities are conducted by professional archaeologists and biologists, park staff and volunteers and allow kids to experience archaeology and biology first-hand through activities, experiments, and hikes. 
    Space is limited. Please print and fill out the registration form, and submit with tuition fee by June 17, 2017.

Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve


St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve

Last updated: April 11, 2017

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