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“Wild about Wetlands”: Community Hike

“Wild about Wetlands”: Community Hike

Join Julie Vogel, the Environmental Program Specialist for City of Lakeland’s Se7en Wetlands, as she guides you around the Wetland #2 loop. You’ll learn about the history of Se7en Wetlands and why this is called a ‘constructed treatment wetland’. You will hike through various habitats and might even see a 14-foot alligator!


Reminder! There are no paper maps at Se7en Wetlands. Instead, use the interactive map-app found here: www.lakelandgov.net/se7enwetlands/map


Guided Hike Information:

·         Meet at the Gopher Tortoise Gate, located in the southeast corner of Polk County's Loyce Harpe Park. Follow the Se7en Wetlands trailhead signs to the parking lot closest to the Gopher Tortoise Gate entrance.

·         Guided hikes will range from 1.5 to 3 miles total, most of which is on uneven, hard-packed earthen trails.

·         Hikes and other events can take two to three (2-3) hours to complete.

·         All minors need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

·         Please wear sturdy, close-toe hiking shoes.

·         Bring plenty of water and a snack.

·         Bring any emergency first-aid medications you may need, like an epi-pen or inhaler.

·         A hat, sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended, especially in the summer months.

·         A set of binoculars and a camera are encouraged, but not mandatory.

·         There are no restrooms on the trails, please use the facilities located at the trailheads.

·         Pets and fishing are not permitted.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00am - 11:30am
  Adult     All Audiences  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Tariq Belhaj

Phone: 863.834.4278 

Email: tariq.belhaj@lakelandgov.net