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Programs set at Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park

August 21, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park presents the following upcoming activities:

Guided walks

From 9-11 a.m. first Tuesday and third Saturday of each month, September-May:

- Sept. 3

- Sept. 21

- Oct. 1

- Oct. 19

- Nov. 5

- Nov. 16

- Dec. 3

- Dec. 21

- Jan. 7

- Jan. 18

- Feb. 4

- Feb. 15

- March 4

- March 15

- April 1

- April 19

- May 6

- May 17

Join us as we 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. This trail is only stroller and handicap accessible for about a quarter of a mile. Dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free with paid parking. Limit 25 participants.

For more information contact Kelly at (239)822-5212 or via e-mail at

Kayak Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Sept. 26

- Oct. 31

- Nov. 21

- Dec. 19

- Jan. 30

- Feb. 27

- March 27

- April 30

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. Eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, clothing and shoes that can get wet.

Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 North River Road. Costi is $40 per person. Registration is required.

For information, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212. Register at: or by calling (239) 533-7440.

Astronomy for Amateurs

- Nov. 1 at 7:15 p.m.

- Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

- Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

- Feb. 28 at 7:15 p.m.

- March 28 at 8:15 p.m.

Registration is required. This free 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. We will meet in the parking lot.

This program is free with paid parking but may be cancelled due to inclement weather, or if the minimum participation is not met.

For information call Kelly at (239)822-5212. Register online at: or by calling (239) 822-5212.

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park is at 17980 Palm Beach Blvd.

The park is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Parking is free for those with a valid Lee County parking pass. Those who do not have a pass are required to pay $1 per hour or $5 per day.



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