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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Prescribed Fire Guided Hike @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

At this time the standard park entrance/admission fees are being paid for by the Walton County, Tourist Development Council. There is no additional fee required for program participation.

More Information:
For additional information you can contact the Ranger Station by calling 850-267-8330.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy a Ranger led hike and informational program about Prescribed Fires.  Prescribed burning is a management tool widely used by foresters, parks departments, range and wildlife managers, ranchers and other landowners to manage excessive natural fuels under very specific and safe conditions. Many states across the United States have a large percentage of public land, making statewide coordinated prescribed burn plans feasible.  Prescribed fires at Topsail Hill Preserve ensure we are managing our resources in a way that will actually reduce wildfires, rejuvenate wildlife habitat, provide control of invasive brush and improve watersheds. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the program location.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Please be prepared for a hike on the trails through some of the varied plant communities to be found in the park. Ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and are wearing comfortable, closed toed footwear. Also, ensure that you bring with your sunscreen, insect repellent and adequate drinking water.

In the event of inclement weather, an informational program on the topic of Prescribed Fire will be held in The Clubhouse

Programs Available Upon Request @ Troy Spring State Park

Friday, August 5, 2016 (All day)

Park admission fees are the only fees required.

More Information:
Tina.Miller@dep.state.fl.us (386) 935-4835

Located in the Northeast region at:
Troy Spring State Park
674 NE Troy Springs Road
Branford, FL 32008

We are happy to provide programs upon request.  Please contact the park to schedule programs for your group or event.