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St. Augustine, Florida – The National Park Service is pleased to announce an opportunity to explore the ecology of Florida’s coast. Join our volunteer Veronica Peterson, Saturday March 12, 2016 from 9:30-11:30am for an informative bird walk in the park’s diverse habitat. Please meet at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center if you are interested in participating and don’t forget to bring bug repellant, binoculars (park may have several pair for loan) and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. This bird walk is appropriate for all ages and difficulty level is mild, with some uneven or sandy terrain encountered during the walk.
If using GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. In case you do not have GPS, Fort Matanzas is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A.
Fort Matanzas is open from 9:00am to 5:30pm. There is no entrance or parking fees required to visit the park, take the short ferry ride to the fort, or to participate in the bird walk. Programs and ferry service are subject to cancellation due to bad weather.
For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or www.nps.gov/foma.