Expedition Brevard Set For April 3-13
By Space Coast Daily // February 24, 2014
event designed to build conservation awareness
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — For eleven days in April, the Space Coast will be host to hikers, bikers, paddlers, horseback riders and more during Expedition Brevard, which runs April 3-13.
The Space Coast of Florida boasts a variety of habitats to explore, from coastal scrub and forested uplands to open prairies and maritime hammocks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an amazing diversity of ecosystems during specially planned treks and tours during Expedition Brevard.
Inspired by the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition that completed in April 2012, the Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition will feature the active involvement of many expert guides, residents and visitors.
The motto of the Expedition Brevard is “find yourself in nature.” The event is designed to build awareness of conservation lands and wildlife corridors in Brevard County, Florida (the Space Coast.)
The event is designed to build awareness of conservation lands and wildlife corridors in Brevard County, Florida (the Space Coast.)
The Expedition will offer a variety of activities that relate to the natural areas of Brevard County. These activities will appeal to a wide range of interests, ages and fitness levels. Some of the activities include: eco-tours on horseback, by kayak or canoe and fat tire bikes; stand up paddleboarding in the Indian River Lagoon; a nocturnal nature hike; a night critter watch ride; pontoon boat guided excursions; wildlife photography, surf fishing, multi-day off-road biking events and plant identification instruction; oyster mat making for the Indian River Lagoon Program at the Indian River Festival on Saturday, April 12, and much, much more.
ORGANIZED BY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
The Expedition is being organized by local volunteers and has received support from sponsors and experts on the lands and outdoor recreation of the area, including special support from the Titusville Chamber of Commerce as a partner during the Indian River Festival and the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands program.