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Parks and Recreation
Lower Green Swamp
Date April 22, 2018 | 2:00 PM

ELAPP's Florida Wildlife Corridor Connection 9-Mile Hike

2 to 7:30 PM
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To celebrate Earth Day and the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition's 2018 "Heartland to Headwaters" trek, Hillsborough County is leading a guided hike at Lower Green Swamp, our largest nature preserve in the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).

A short, free presentation will be given at the preserve office (see trail map) at 2 PM, immediately followed by a staff-guided 9-mile hike around the perimeter of the trail system ($5, RSVP required).

Hikers must already have experience at this distance and carry their own water and snacks. The route will traverse several restoration projects and show our connection to the Green Swamp, which is part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition's 2018 trek. The hike will finish at 7:30 PM, around sunset.

Things to know

  • Cost: $5 per person
    • Cash only
    • Pay on the day of the event
  • Participants should meet at the preserve office at 2 PM
  • Minimum age is: 16
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by adult
  • Walking/Hiking information: 9 miles (Hikers must have experience at this distance)
  • Due to the distance, this should be considered an advanced hike
    • You must have experience hiking this distance to attend
  • Maximum amount of participants: 20
  • Weather related cancellations are possible

Things to bring

Required to bring

  • Enough water for 5 hours and 9 miles of continuous hiking
    • No refills available on the trail
  • Snacks for 5 hours and 9 miles of continuous hiking
  • Closed-toe hiking shoes

Recommended to bring

  • Small backpack with hydration system
  • Hat
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight

Contact

For more information, email Andy Fairbanks or call (813) 853-1163.

Registration information

When filling out the registration form, you will need the following information:

  • Location: Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve
  • Date of program: 04/22/18
  • Name/Type of event: ELAPP's Florida Wildlife Corridor Connection 9-Mile Hike

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Event Details

Location

Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve

3540 East Knights Griffin Road

Plant City FL, 33565

Date

April 22, 2018 | 2:00 PM

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