Exciting news Hugh Mitchell (who was at this years @30ASongWritersFestival) will be performing live at our Earth Day Festival at #TopsailHillPreserveStatePark!!! He'll be there 11am - 1pm.
Also exciting - we will have alligators at the event. Yes, we know there are wild alligators that live in the park but these will be at a booth that you can visit and small enough that you can touch!!!!
We're super excited that E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Northwest Florida Water Management District BIG Red Truck Florida Trail Association South Walton Mosquito District Riverway South Apalchicola Choctawhatchee org, Sweetbay Chapter Florida Native Plant Society - FNPS, Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region South Walton Artificial Reef Association Audubon Society, Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board, NW Florida Astronomy Assoc, Coastal Cruisers, Plein Air Painters, Carol Dickson Basketweaving and Camp Helen/ Eden Gardens State Park will be participating in the Earth Day Festival at #TopsailHillPreserveStatePark
We'll be planting 5-6 trees for the #Trees4Earth project as well. There will also be kids games, face painting, a cake walk, make your own recycled craft booth, scavenger hunt and a group earth day mural project. Lots of fun will be had by all. Did we mention the first 1000 people in to the event get a special gift? Oh yeah lots of fun!!!!
TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK hosts annual earth day festival
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for their annual Earth Day Festival on April 29, 2017 from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Celebrate the earth and Earth Day with the park and over a dozen different environmental organizations and agencies. There will be nature activities, games, animals, face painting and booths as well as food, music and fun.
An exciting part of the event is the participation in the #Trees4Earth campaign. With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fast approaching in 2020, Trees for the Earth campaign was launched in 2016, with a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide by 2020—one for every person projected to be on Earth. The park and event attendees will be planting trees on park property as part of this campaign.
There will be tram rides to the beach and bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards will also be available for rent. Park admission is free during the event.
Check back as we'll be posting updates as we get closer to the event!