National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
108 Island Drive
The Apalachicola River has been called "the Lifeblood of the Bay". It is vital to our way of life in Franklin County, the state of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will learn all about the ecology, culture, and history surrounding the Apalachicola River, as well as come to appreciate its importance in modern Florida. After the lecture portion of the class we will embark on a river journey aboard the Reserve research vessel Henry Lee to get an up-close look at some of the fantastic floodplain ecosystems and historic Apalachicola River distributaries. Tickets for the class are $25 and must be purchased in advance. The class will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. Register online at https://ANERRriverclass.eventbrite.com For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.