If you're in south Florida later this month, you'll be able to celebrate Earth Day with a paddling trip to Florida Bay or a hike. You also can applaud the creation of a private fund set up to benefit the bay.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
10 a.m.: Gates open to the public to celebrate Earth Day, Eco-Mariner.org and the release of the Florida Bay Stewardship Fund.
10 a.m. --12 p.m.: Guided boat and kayak tours of Florida Bay, hammock tours, educational booths and Eco-Mariner course are offered
12 Noon-12:30 p.m.: Florida Bay Stewardship Fund Press Conference: South Florida National Parks Trust and National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) announce the launch of a stewardship fund for Florida Bay in partnership with Everglades National Park.
12:30-1 p.m.: Eco-Mariner Birthday celebration. Free Cake for all!
1-3 p.m.: Guided boat and kayak tours of Florida Bay, hammock tours, educational booths and Eco-Mariner course are offered.
The fine print: All participants must sign up for activities at the Russell Cottage. Boat and kayak tours depart from the Main House Dock. Space is limited and participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Refreshments will be available.
Green Turtle Hammock
81224 Overseas Highway, MM81
Islamorada, Florida 33036