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      Guided Walk Wednesdays at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp in Naples

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      December 2, 2020

      Wednesday   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (weekly on Wednesdays for 25 times)

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      Guided Walk Wednesdays at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp

      Join a CREW Land & Water Trust volunteer for an entertaining and informative 2 to 2.5-hour guided walk on a portion of the Bird Rookery Swamp trails near Naples, FL. The Bird Rookery Swamp trail is part of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (owned by the South Florida Water Management District). It includes a 1500 ft. boardwalk and nearly 12 miles of raised trails on old railroad trams. The cypress/maple swamp is home to wading birds, owls, deer, bear, panther, bobcat, limpkins and much more. Please join a little early, if possible, between 8:45 and 9:00 so that everyone is set for a 9:00 start. Limited to 8 hikers. Only service animals allowed. 

      Requirements for Participants:
      *****Wearing a face covering and social distancing is required while participating in CREW Trust Programs.* If you choose not to wear a face covering while on a CREW Trust program, you will be asked to leave the group and hike the trails on your own.**** As requirements change we will update you via email.

      To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, follow these guidelines from the CDC:
      -Stay home if you don’t feel well, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (within 14 days).
      -Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people who don’t live in your household.
      -Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow.
      -Soap and water are not available on the CREW trails, instead bring hand sanitizer to use that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together until dry.
      -Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

      Masks should not be placed on:
      - Anyone who has trouble breathing
      - Children under age 2
      - Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance

      Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing. Bring water to drink. Sunscreen and a hat are advisable. Cameras and binoculars are optional.
      Cancellations or modifications may occur due to inclement weather, such as thunderstorms or COVID-19 restrictions. 

      If you cannot attend the hike, please call 239-657-2253 or request a cancellation at least 72 hours before the walk is scheduled.

      Is there an age limit for the event?
      This guided walk is for all ages.

      What are the parking/facilities like at the trails?
      There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.

      What are the trails like?
      The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk structures over wet areas. Expect seasonally wet/muddy places on the trails during the wet season (July - December).

      Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
      Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page accessible through your email receipt.

      Can I cancel my ticket(s)?
      You may cancel your ticket(s) up to 72 hours prior to the event.

      Can I update my registration information?
      Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event.

      Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
      No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.

      Can I bring my dog?
      This is not a dog-friendly event, unless the dog is a service animal.

      Directions to the Bird Rookery Swamp Trail: 1295 Shady Hollow Boulevard, Naples, FL 34120

      From Fort Myers/Naples: From I-75, take exit 111 and turn east (away from Naples) on Immokalee Road (CR 846). Travel 11.4 miles and turn left onto Shady Hollow Blvd. (One mile past the Oil Well Rd stoplight – Shady Hollow is where Immokalee Rd goes from 4-lane to 2-lane). Go to the end of Shady Hollow (approx 2.4 miles). Parking lot is on the right.

      From Immokalee: Travel west (toward Naples) on CR 846 (Immokalee Road) for approx. 16.5 miles. Turn right on Shady Hollow Blvd. Travel 2.4 miles north to parking area/gate.

      Donations to the CREW Trust are greatly appreciated.

      Cost: Payment required - $5.00 per person

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness | Outdoors & Recreation

      This event repeats weekly on Wednesdays for 25 times: Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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