Space Coast Host to EEL Trail Days…

 Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program will host EEL Trail Days at four different sanctuaries in October and November. These free Saturday morning events will include guided hikes, children’s activities, displays, and information.

The schedule on each Trail Day event will be the same. RSVP hikes will be led by local natural resource experts at 9 a.m. Visitors must “RSVP” for these hikes. From 9 a.m. to noon, EEL staff and volunteers will provide information on natural lands conservation, recreation, and volunteering. At 9:30 and 11 a.m. there will be hour-long, guided hikes that will accommodate visitors on a first-come, first served basis. From 9 a.m. to noon, visitors can explore sanctuary trails on their own, speak to staff and volunteers, or participate in the children’s activities.

EEL Trail Days kicks off at South Lake Conservation Area, 4500 Lancaster Lane, Mims, on Saturday, October 11. The RSVP hike will be led by Dr. Ross Hinkle, EEL Selection and Management Committee chairman.

The second event will be held at Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary, 360 Barnes Blvd.,Rockledge, on Saturday, October 18. The RSVP hike will be led by Dr. Scott Taylor, EEL Central Region Land Manager.

The next event will be held at Malabar Scrub Sanctuary, 1501 Malabar Woods Blvd, Malabar,on Saturday, October 25. The RSVP hike will be led by Mike Knight, EEL Program Manager.

The final Trail Day will be held at Coconut Point Sanctuary, 4000 South Highway A1A,Melbourne Beach, on November 8. The RSVP hike will be led by Andy Bankert, Audubon Society birding expert. 

 

Participants areasked to bring their own drinking water and wear comfortable shoes for the hikes. To register for an RSVP hike, contact Brad Manley at 321-255-4466, or brad.manley@brevardparks.com.  

 

 

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