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Caloosahatchee Regional Park announces May programs

May 1, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Caloosahatchee Regional Park, at 18500 North River Road, Alva, presents the following schedule:

- May 7: Oxbow Kayak Clinic from 9-11 00 a.m.

Join our guide as we teach the basics on kayaking. This class will introduce you to the basic techniques of paddling and then you will have the opportunity to use your new skills for a guided trip. We will paddle the beautiful oxbow islands of the Caloosahatchee River for a two-hour guided instructional tour. Be prepared to experience nature at its best. The tour is perfect for all ages and abilities. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required online at: www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440. For more information, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212.

- May 9: Fishing Home School Program from 8-10 a.m.

Home school students will learn to identify Florida fish, about sustainable fishing and test their casting skills in the Caloosahatchee. All fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Ages 8-18. Cost is $5 per student. A parking fee is required. Register at: www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440. Call Kelly for more information at (239) 822-5212.

- May 11: Guided Nature Walk from 9-11 a.m.

Join park staff on a stroll through natural plant communities. See firsthand the plants and animals that make Southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately one and a half miles. Dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. Meet at the main entrance of the park at 18500 North River Road. This program is free with paid parking. Limit 25 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For details, call (239) 694-0398.

- May 14: Cypress Creek Kayak Tour from 9-11 a.m.

This slow-paced paddle is great for all experience levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required at: www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 5337440. For more information, call Kelly at (239) 8225212.

- May 22: A Frog's Life Preschool Program from 10-11:30 a.m.

Preschoolers will leap into action learning the life-cycle of a frog. We will read a story, play games, go on a hike to find frogs and make a craft. Meet at the campground entrance of the park at 19130 North River Road. Ages 3-5. Cost is $5 per preschooler. Register at: www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440. A parking fee is required. For details, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park is a Lee County park. The park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. There are more than 18 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Primitive camp sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

For more information, visit online at: www.leeparks.org.

 
 

 

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