Monday, December 01, 2014

Amy Washuta Talks About Big Cypress Preserve

Big Cypress National Preserve Programs
LABELLE, FL. -- Learn about and visit the “Big Cypress National Preserve”. On Monday December 8th Amy Washuta from the “Big Cypress National Preserve” will be present a program at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension building located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, Florida. 

Amy Washuta is a park ranger with the Environmental Education and Outreach division at Big Cypress National Preserve. A native to humid, subtropical South Florida, she has always been fascinated with its mystery and life. She earned a bachelor's degree in Geology and a master's in Ecology from the University of Florida.

On Friday December 12 everyone is invited to participate in a Ranger Talk and Boardwalk Tour at the Preserve. Carpool from Barron Park in Labelle at 7 a.m. or meet at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center located at 33000 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, Florida 24141 at 8:45 a.m. for the Ranger Talk and film which will begin promptly at 9 a.m. 

After the talk the group will visit the nearby boardwalk in search of resident and wintering birds followed by a picnic lunch at noon. Bring water, snacks, lunch, closed toed shoes, sunscreen, camera, and binoculars.

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