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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

2012 Swamp Heritage Festival

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Date: November 7, 2012
Contact: Jill Wilson, 239-695-4758
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Big Cypress National Preserve is excited to announce the 2012 Swamp Heritage Festival. This annual family-friendly event shines a spotlight upon the people with a deep connection to the Big Cypress Swamp, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today's unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations, and exhibits everyone can learn what daily life was like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. These unique chapters in American history add to the rich and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present.

The festival will take place Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141.

For more information, and an agenda of speakers and exhibitors, visit the event page by clicking here.

Special thanks to the South Florida National Parks Trust for their generous support for the festival.

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.