Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hendry Forest Day October 10

Learn Wild Places And Get Outdoors

LABELLE, FL. -- Everyone is invited to the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest in Hendry County, south of Labelle, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Foresters, rangers and volunteers will be on-hand to help visitors explore the forest and learn about the many outdoor activities it offers.

The event is part of Get Outdoors Florida!, a cooperative effort to encourage families to explore outdoor spaces available throughout the state. 

Adventures include:

·         walking tours of the state forest on foot and in vans

·         spring onto the wetland walkway

·         touch an attack firefighter bulldozer

·         spray water out of a fire engine

·         see animals that live out on the state forest

·         touch plants and learn about destructive plants and animals

·         learn how to identify and plant trees and shrubs

·         play games

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest is about 13 miles southeast of Labelle on County Road 832. CR 832 can be reached from State Road 29. Look for the signs.

Contact Mike Weston, Senior Forester, at (239) 690-3500, ext. 118, or go to www.fl-dof.com for more information.

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