DEP Celebrates Earth Day Across the State

Earth Day at the Capitol
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday April 19
Florida Capitol Courtyard
Tallahassee

Northeast District:

Earth Day at CSX
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday April 18
500 Water Street, J975
Jacksonville

Bird Island Park Earth Day Activities
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday April 20
Bird Island Park
Ponte Vedra Beach

Earth Day and Ecology Fair
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday April 20
The Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville

Washington Oaks Garden Earth Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday April 20 & Sunday April 21
Washington Oaks Gardens
Palm Coast

Lincolnville Earth Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday April 21
Lincolnville Farmers Market
St. Augustine

Earth Day at Northrop Grumman
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday April 22
5000 US 1 North
St. Augustine

Earth Day at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday April 27
Jacknsonville Zoo
Jacksonville

Northwest District:

The Business of Green: Innovating for the Economy and the Environment
1 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday April 23
TCC Center for Workforce Development
Tallahassee

Central District:

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort’s Earth Day Event
12 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday April 18
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Lake Buena Vista

Wekiva Case Study – Basin Tour and Canoe Trip

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday April 28
Kings Landing, Baptist Camp Road
Apopka
Cost: $10 (canoe trip optional)
RSVP: deede@atlantic net
Description: Tour the Wekiva Basin and learn about the many challenges and solutions to help preserve this national treasure for present and future generations.

South District:

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Wading Trip
Saturday April 20 & Monday April 22
Black Island
Fort Myers Beach
RSVP: Contact Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve at 239-463-3240 or Estero.Bay@dep.state.fl.us
Description: Take a refreshing journey into the waters of Estero Bay, wading into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home.

Buy One Get One Free Admission
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday April 22
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Naples
Description: In celebration of Earth Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Enjoy a guided walk on the Snail Trail 11-12 and Manatee Marvels naturalist presentation 2-3.

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Virtual Wading Trip
Thursday May 2
Spring Creek Elementary School
Estero
RSVP: This event is not open to the public, however if you would like to schedule a virtual wading trip for you school contact Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve at 239-463-3240 or Estero.Bay@dep.state.fl.us.

Southeast District:

Sensational Seaweeds Seminar
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday April 20
The Deering Estate at Cutler
Miami
Description: Learn about the fascinating world of macroalgae, commonly known as seaweed. Participants will learn about the importance of these colorful marine plants and how to identify various species found within Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve. Seats held for those who pre-register.

Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day
Saturday April 20
Haulover Beach Park
Miami Beach
RSVP: http://www.miamidade.gov/development/baynanza/volunteer_form.asp
Description: Residents can volunteer and help clean one of our most precious natural resources, Biscayne Bay, and its surroundings.

Stony Coral Identification
Tuesday April 23
1277 79th Street Causeway
Miami
RSVP: Coral@dep.state.fl.us
Description: This 3-hour class will introduce you to more than thirty species of stony corals found on southeast Florida reefs. A test is administered at the end of the class.

Southwest District:

Earth Day at Hillsborough Community College
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday April 22
Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College
Tampa

Crystal River Preserve State Park Earth Day Event
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday April 27
Crystal River Preserve State Park Visitor Center
Crystal River
Description: The event will host local, state, and federal environmental agencies, as well as local vendors, to share educational/informational displays. Kid’s activities, wildlife handlers, music and food are just a few of the many exciting activities we have in store.

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