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Springs Outing: Sweetwater Wetlands Tour w/ Dr. Robert Knight (CANCELED)
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
THIS OUTING HAS BEEN CANCELED.
During this Springs Outing, we will be exploring Sweetwater Wetlands Park with Florida Springs Institute’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert Knight. Dr. Knight will give us an insider look into the design process, creation, and benefits of treatment wetlands, including recharge to the Floridan Aquifer and many local springs.
Completed in 2015, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is a 125-acre man-made wetland habitat featuring several miles of trails. Designed to improve water quality by naturally filtering out harmful pollutants and nutrients, the park boasts beautiful scenic views and is home to numerous plants and animals. Since opening to the public, the park has become a popular birding destination.
Dr. Knight, who served as a consultant on Sweetwater Wetlands, will provide a history of the project and also address the environmental benefits of the park for improving water quality to our aquifer and springs. As we move through the park, we will identify the different plant and animals species that we encounter along our tour.
Additional info about Sweetwater Wetlands Park can be found here: https://www.sweetwaterwetlands.org/.
This is a walking tour and will include around 2 miles of walking on dirt trails. Bug spray, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, sunglasses, hat, and water are recommended.