Apalachicola River & Floodplain Exploration
February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Come learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, and the impact interstate relationships play in the control of the river. After the in-class portion, we will embark on a journey up the river aboard the ANERR research vessel Henry Lee to get an up-close look at some of the floodplain ecosystems and distributaries of the river.
This class is free, however reservations are required.
The purpose of this class is to help residents of Franklin and neighboring counties understand the value of this connected ecosystem. Participants will learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, as well as the Bay to come to appreciate the impact of these systems. After the in-class portion, participants will embark on a journey up the river aboard the Reserve’s research vessel to get an up-close look at some of the floodplain ecosystems and distributaries of the river.
*This trip will require moderate walking and climbing in and out of a boat.*
*This class is intended for adult education purposes, so we kindly ask that people registering be 16 years or older.
*If you have taken this class before, please withhold from making reservations allowing others a chance to learn.*
Tickets for the class are free but must be claimed in advance by registering on eventbrite. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Alicia Bruno (850)670-7710 Alicia.Bruno@FloridaDep.gov.