SAINT AUGUSTINE – Discover the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park during a special event from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Participants will learn about how to identify the turtle nests, hatching, and the great journey they begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in our oceans.
This is a fun-filled, energetic program about these miraculous animals who have been on Earth for millions of years! This program will take place at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill.
Free with regular park admission fee. ($8per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).
The Endless Summer Run, slated for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 is sold out. Hosted by the Friends of Anastasia State Park and Don’s Friends, this 10K race is a cross country race that will combine beach, road, and trail running. A silent auction fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the event. Proceeds will be split between the two organizations.
The Friends of Anastasia is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization composed of local volunteers who work to support the preservation of the park, the educational programs presented to visitors, as well as ongoing park projects to enhance park visitors’ experience.
Our Featurered Friends’ Hike and Marsh Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Fort Mose Historic State Park.
Join Birding Expert Susan Killeen on a hike and birding exploration of our Salt Marsh and the Secondary Fort Site Island (established 1752). Bring your rubber boots, binoculars, cameras, water, and any other pertinent items, to make your travel through the estuary more enjoyable. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.
The event is free. :For more information about events at Fort Mose Historic State Park please call 904-823-2232.
PUBLIC LANDS DAY
A series of special events will be staged from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, for National Public Lands Day. Events are planned at both Anastasia State Park and Fort Mose Historic State Park, including the following:
- Bee Program at Anastasia State Park from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
· Air Potato Round-Up at Fort Mose State Park from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
· Spanish Quarries Program at Anastasia State Park from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
GUIDED BIRD WALK
A guided bird walk continues from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Anastasia State Park.
Come meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk! This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, and a field guide if you have one. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.
The program is free with regular park admission fee. ($8per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).
ALSO COMING UP:
* Monday, Sept. 24 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. – Full Moon Paddle at Anastasia State Park. Call 904-460-9111 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org for details, cost and reservations.
* Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 to 11 a.m. Youth Fishing Clinic at Anastasia State Park. Registration is required! To register, visit: https://aspyouthfishingclinic.eventbrite.com. Event is capped at 15 participants, with a waiting list. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.
*Sunday, Sept. 30 10 to 11 a.m. Let’s Talk Turtle at Anastasia State Park.