December 12, 2013
NATIVE PLANTS AS FOOD FOR MEDICINE
St. Andrews State Park
Date: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s St. Andrews State Park is hosting a new and exciting family-oriented interpretive program. The Native Plants as Food and Medicine, is facilitated by a local volunteer and focuses on the natural history and cultural significance of many plants native to St. Andrews State Park and the northwest region of Florida. This program consists of a one-hour, 0.5 mile hike along the park's Gator Lake Trail, which meanders through a well-shaded maritime hammock that is situated on an ancient sand dune system. It is recommended that participants bring a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, and drinking water. Limited parking is available at the Gator Lake parking lot. Additional parking is available at the gravel overflow parking lot, which is across from the Camp Store.
Fees: This program is free with regular park entry.
Contact: (850) 233-5164
Directions: St. Andrews State Park is located three miles east of Panama City Beach, off State Road 392 (Thomas Drive.) From Highway 98 turn south onto Highway 3031 (Thomas Drive) and follow it to Highway 392. Turn left to enter into the gates of St. Andrews State Park.