Sunday, September 30, 2012

Trail Hikers Group Meeting In Moore Haven

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Sub-Chapter will meet Tuesday October 9th at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House located at 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven, FL.

Everyone is invited to attend the program, "Wild About Riverside Retreat." Learn about camping, programs and Wilderness First Aid being offered at the Retreat. Become a founding member of this new chapter serving hikers in Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Lakeport, Montura, Moore Haven, Muse, Ortona, Palmdale and Pioneer. (Glades and Hendry Counties) 

The Fisheating Creek Chapter, organized in January 2010, is overseen by the Alligator Amblers.
The FEC/FTA Inaugural hike was held February 6, 2010 where twenty-one people assembled at the trailhead at Alvin Ward Boat Ramp and Park, Moore Haven, FL for a walk on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. 

The chapter plans to offer a variety of activities including hikes, paddling, camping, and wildlife viewing as well as exploring nature-based and historical sites in Hendry and Glades Counties. Members and guests have been instrumental in blazing the Rock Lake Trail in partnership with FWC and participate in trail clean-ups during hikes on the Tree Swing Trail at Fisheating Creek Outpost. 

Directions to Westergaard House: From US27 in Moore Haven, turn at the courthouse. Go 3 blocks to Avenue L, Turn left and go several blocks to brown house with white trim. Contact: Margaret England 863-517-0202 to carpool from LaBelle.

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