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Sea Turtle Talk And Walk Registration @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, June 29, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:00am EDT
$12.00 per person
Each June and July MacArthur Beach State Park offers evening turtle walks so that visitors can have a chance at viewing loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs. This ancient ritual is a sight not to be missed! Turtle Walks fill up quickly so be sure to register early. The Walk schedule starts on June 4, 2018 and runs through July 13, 2018 (M, W, & F with the exception of June 8, 22 and July 4). Registration launches on May 29 at 9 a.m. Registration will be online and sold as "tickets" through www.macarthurbeach.org Price is $12.00 per ticket, non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by Park staff. The event is for adults and children 12 years old and up.
Sea Turtle Walk Programs @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkFriday, June 29, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:59pm EDT
There is no fee for the program; reservations are $10/person.
The program runs through June and July. It is only open to those who make reservations. It repeats daily except for Wednesday & Thursday nights. Participants watch a Ranger-given slide show on Florida's sea turtles. The slide show follows with a walk on the beach to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle. It can last up past midnight but most programs are over between 11 pm and midnight.
Volunteer Cleanup By Land And Sea With 4Ocean At Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park @ Bill Baggs Cape Florida State ParkSaturday, June 30, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
4Ocean environmental group whose Mission statement is: "Cleaning the Oceans and Coastlines one pound at a time." is partnering with Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to host a cleanup of the Park centered around No Name Harbor and our fishing platforms,4Ocean will provide 10 tandem kayaks and guides for the water portion of the clean up with a partnership with Expedition South Florida. They will provide all cleaning supplies as well as t-shirts and recycled glass bead bracelets to all participants. There will be a trail cleanup of the north side of the Harbor as well as a water based cleanup of the mangroves and fishing platforms. We ask that all participants bring a re-fillable water bottle (ice water jugs will be set up for refills), wear closed toe shoes, bring sunscreen and a hat. Snacks will be provided during and after the cleanup at Pavilion H19.
Trapper Nelson Interpretive Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkSaturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EDT
The 60 passenger Loxahatchee Queen III takes visitors on a one-and-a-half-hour tour of the river, with a stop at the restored 1930s camp of Trapper Nelson, the "Wildman of the Loxahatchee." At the site, park staff lead visitors around the grounds and buildings of a true Florida original, who made his living off the land as a trapper and fur trader. Once fame caught up with Trapper, however, he evolved himself and his home into one of the area's first tourist attractions, "Trapper's Zoo and Jungle Gardens." Trapper's unsolved death in 1968 gives a fitting sense of mystery to the site. A visual interpretation of Trapper's is available at the Visitor's Center, on the Loxahatchee Queen, or on site by request. A gently sloped and wheelchair friendly sidewalk leads to a small pier to the boat dock; passengers must be able to get onto the pontoon boat without a wheelchair. A beach wheelchair is also available for use on site with advanced noticed. Please contact the Ranger Station, (772) 546-2771, or the Kimbell Center, (561) 745-5551 for more information. Trapper's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week (schedule may vary throughout the year), and is accessible only by canoe, boat or by the concession's tour boat. Call the park concession at (561) 746-1466 for information on times and prices for the Loxahatchee Queen III.
Guided Kayak Tour @Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with park entry of $2.00
Come experience the REAL Florida by way of kayak! St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is now offering a guided tour that takes visitors through the Indian River and the narrows to Jupiter Island. This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands. You will paddle through mangrove-lined creeks, and the tour will break at a pristine, undeveloped beach. Both the mangrove and the beach dune communities are home to numerous rare species of plants and animals, including some that are endemic or endangered. Your guide will point out various species and provide insight into the management activities used on the island. The interpretive tour is free and entry to the park is only $2 per kayak. Bring your own kayak or rent one from the park (call in advance for reservations- $26.50 single, $37.10 tandem, plus $2 Park Entry). Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome, the tour should take approximately 3 hours.