Sweetwater Wetlands Park to celebrate addition to state wildlife list

A Tricolored Heron perches on the bridge at Sweetwater Wetlands Park.
A Tricolored Heron perches on the bridge at Sweetwater Wetlands Park.
Photo by Seth Johnson

Sweetwater Wetlands Park will celebrate its designation as a Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site on Friday, with tours, a sign unveiling and a scavenger hunt.  

The events will start at 8 a.m. with a bird walk led by the Alachua Audubon Society followed by a sign unveiling and scavenger hunt launch at 10:30 a.m. Ranger-led walks and tram tours will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

In September, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission named the park one of 14 new sites to join the trail. Sweetwater Wetlands Park marks the ninth Alachua County site to earn a spot.  

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Staff members of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail will be on hand for discussions—along with free guides, stickers and posters.  

The event is free except for the cost of park admission ($5 per vehicle or $2 per bicyclist/walker). 

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