March 29, 2014
FIRE FEST - PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS FESTIVAL
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This is an outdoor festival aimed to increase awareness and understanding of prescribed fire – the How’s and Why’s we do it. There are numerous hands-on stations where you can learn about prescribed fire, the tools and equipment that are used, and about fire-dependent ecosystems in Florida. Increase your understanding of why prescribed fire is important and how it helps not only the native plants and animals, but how it can help reduce the intensity and potential danger of wildfires. Enjoy numerous hands-on activities that are fun for the whole family, including scavenger hunts, hayrides, and equipment demos. No RSVP required.
Visit each station and Stamp your Fire Fest Passport!
For more information, visit Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
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Fees: Event is Free but park admission fees apply.
Contact: For more information, call 352-466-4100.
Directions: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441.
Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).
Coming from the south on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go about 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).