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Paddle to Big Cypress
June 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grab your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for an on-the-water experience with Amelia Adventures to the Big Cypress on Lofton Creek in Yulee, FL. This paddle is perfect for paddlers of any level, including children and beginners. It’s an intimate nature experience in which participants can expect to get up close and personal with nature. The terrestrial nature of the forest attracts pileated woodpeckers, red shoulder hawks, and the curious anhinga, sometimes referred to as the “water turkey.” The protected makeup of Lofton Creek means paddling here is “weather resistant” to tumultuous coastal conditions. We will discuss water quality of the creek and take some water samples. A lot of development and industry is along the Creek, we will discuss the importance of waterways protection under the Clean Water Act.
Don’t have a kayak? No worries! Kayaks can be rented from Amelia Adventures for $55, this includes life vest, paddle, and seat. Reserve your kayak TODAY! Amelia Adventures is generously donating 10% of proceeds to St. Marys Riverkeeper so be sure to mention us!
This is a looped route, so we will return to the same spot as we departed. Join us afterwards for lunch and socializing at SJ Brewing Company.
Suggested donation: $25 per person