Natural Brevard County
Saturday, April 6, 2013
until Sunday, April 21, 2013
until Monday, April 15, 2013
until Tuesday, April 16, 2013
until Wednesday, April 17, 2013
until Thursday, April 18, 2013
until Friday, April 19, 2013
until Saturday, April 20, 2013
For sixteen days in April, the Space Coast will be host to hikers, bikers, paddlers, horseback riders and more during the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition from April 6-21, 2013. The Space Coast of Florida boasts a variety of habitats to explore, from coastal scrub and forested uplands to open prairies and maritime hammocks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an amazing diversity of ecosystems during specially planned treks and tours during the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition.
Inspired by the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition that completed in April 2012, the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition will feature the active involvement of many expert guides, residents and visitors. Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team, who traveled 1000 miles in 100 days from the Everglades to the Okefenokee, will serve as keynote speakers during the Expedition.
The EXPEDITION moves across land and water, providing approximately 8o scheduled events from April 6-21. The EXPEDITION offers a variety of activities that relate to the natural areas of Brevard County. These activities will appeal to a wide range of interests, ages and fitness levels. Some of the activities include: eco-tours on horseback, by kayak or canoe and fat tire bikes; stand up paddleboarding in the Indian River Lagoon; a nocturnal nature hike; a night critter watch ride; pontoon boat guided excursions; wildlife photography, surf fishing and plant identification instruction; and more.
Cornerstone Events: --6-day 70+ mile Indian River Lagoon paddling and camping trip–Scottsmoor to Micco (with 3-day options) --4-day 50+ mile St. Johns paddling trip–Lake Washington to Midway
April 6: Spring Seafood Jubilee opens the festival with a culinary and social evening, featuring fresh local seafood, at Fox Lake Park, catered by Titusville’s Dixie Crossroads Restaurant. Held at Fox Lake Park in Titusville, the Seafood Jubilee will kick off the Expedition with the best local shrimp and fish from Port Canaveral in a casual social atmosphere.
Keynotes: from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
April 7: Carlton Ward and Mallory Dimmitt at the Brevard Zoo
– 1000 Miles in 100 Days, Adventures and photos from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition this trek across Florida.
April 13: Elam Stoltzfus at Brevard Community College/Titusville
– Capturing the 100 Days in Video–from the Everglades to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, including along the St. Johns River in Brevard County.
The motto of the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition is “find yourself in nature” -- the event is designed to build awareness of conservation lands and wildlife corridors in Brevard County, Florida (the Space Coast).
The Expedition is being organized by local volunteers and has received support from sponsors and experts on the lands and outdoor recreation of the area, including special support from the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands program and the Space Coast Office of Tourism.
Register to participate in multiple events at www.ExpeditionBrevard.com
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