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Everglades Day

Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine

15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge -“EVERGLADES THEN & NOW”

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole Nation, will highlight this year’s theme – Everglades Then & Now.

New this year, to enhance this fun family day, will be a FOOD TRUCK center.

Also guided nature walks, wading birds, native & invasive snakes. Participate in Wildlife Presentations / Nature Walks / Live Music /Guest Speakers / 30+ Exhibitors / Canoeing /Kids Fishing /Walking LILA Tours / Animal Olympics

Some planned activities for the Everglades Day program include

  • Reinaldo Becerra, Seminole Nation Representative
  • James Currie, Birding Adventures Discovery Channel
  • Edward Mercer, “Python Hunter”, live pythons
  • Butch Wilson, “Lake Okeechobee: Past & Present”, Clewiston Museum
  • Rolf Olson, KIDS’ ARCHERY WORKSHOP
  • Catherine Smith, “Florida’s Giant Venice”, presentation & panels, Belle Glade Museum
  • Jenny Novak, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, live pythons
  • Clive Pinnock, “Raptor Chapter”, live birds
  • Roadside Revue, Music
  • Live Animal presentations by the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Palm Beach Zoo, and Treasure Coast Animal Hospital
  • Howard Bernstein, historical perspective Marsh Wildflowers
    • much much more!

Come join us and wear your walking shoes for this free (except for food) family fun and educational outdoor festival!

Also, a free handicapped accessible van.

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach U.S. 441/State Road 7 – 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd. Parking at Monte’s Packaging 1/2 mile south of Refuge entrance. Free shuttle to/around the Refuge.

For more information, contact the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge at 561-734-8303

In partnership with the Audubon Society of the Everglades, Friends of the Loxahatchee NWR, U.S. Fish& Wildlife Service, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, PBC Commission

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Contact: Serena Rinker 561-735-6029 serena_rinker@fws.gov

Susan Snyder 561-627-7829 roysue@bellsouth.net