Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Apalachicola Research Reserve Offers Course On River & Flood Plains OnThursday, November 13, 2014

APALACHICOLA - The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will offer its course on Rivers & Floodplains that explores the ecology, geology, and natural history of the rivers and floodplains of the Florida Panhandle focusing mainly on the Apalachicola River and Floodplain. Learn about the rich diversity of plants and animals found in the river basin and surrounding floodplain of the Apalachicola system and their connection to the bay. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and part in the field on our boat, the “Tideline” exploring the river and walking in the floodplain. This one-day class is on Wednesday, November 13, 2014, 8:45am-4:30pm.

These professional level classes are intended for coastal decision makers such as elected officials, permitting staff, eco-tour operators, consultants, ecologists, park rangers, planners, developers, volunteer organizations and concerned citizens.  All classes will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) beginning at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint, Florida, 32328. You MUST register no later than five days before the class. Register ASAP as space is very limited.  Cost: $15.00 per person per class payable to Friends of the Reserve, mail to: 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. 

To register or for more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Margo Posten at (850) 670-7719 or send email via Margaret.posten@dep.state.fl.us or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us