Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brevard County Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 here in central Florida was full of outdoor activities. There was a sailing regatta held by the Melbourne Yacht Club on April 22nd and 23rd. Click Here for the Spring Regatta - Small Boats results.  And there was a boat show in Rockledge, Florida.  In additon, I had the opportunity to check out the Earth Day celebration at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida.  These wetlands are a very short two mile drive from the traffic circle just past the Viera Walmart at Wickham Road and Lake Andrew Drive.  Below is a photo of the wetlands layout and berm trails.  This is a great bird spotting location along the Great Birding Trail.

Click HERE for the Brevard County Natural Resources webpage to learn more about these wetlands. The Earth Day celebration was located at the parking lot for the wetlands.  Exhibitor tents lined the grassed area with a special tent where celebration visitors could sign up for a guided tour around the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands.  With an overcast sky, the Earth Day celebration went off without a hitch.

On your next visit to Brevard County and the Space Coast do not miss a pleasurable walk around the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands.

Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day in the great outdoors.

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