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Hickey’s Creek activities for February

February 2, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Thursday, February 3, 9 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided Walk

You can explore natural plant communities on this guided walk. See firsthand the plants and animals that make Southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately two miles. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This trail is only stroller or handicap accessible for about 300 yards. This program is free with paid parking and registration is not required. Limit 25 participants. For more information call Kelly at (239) 822-5212.

Astronomy for Amateurs, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4

This program is designed to show beginning astronomers how to easily find stars, constellations and planets. Bring binoculars, water, bug spray, a flashlight and a lawn chair or something to sit on. Everyone will meet in the parking lot. This program is free with paid parking but may be canceled due to inclement weather, clouds, or if the minimum of six participants is not met. For more information call Kelly at 822 5212. Register online at www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533 - 7440.

Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek Kayak Trip

Kayak Trip

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb . 22

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway which includes Hickey's Creek, one of the area's most scenic waterways.

Lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars and clothing/shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Rd., $40 per person. For more information call Kelly at (239) 822 - 5212. Register online at www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533 - 7440.

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park, located at 17980 Palm Beach Blvd., is the largest regional park in Lee County encompassing 862 acres.

 
 

 

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