2018 Fieldtrip

 25 Years After The Big One

Restoration of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park since Hurricane Andrew

Leaders: Elizabeth Golden, Park Biologist

Day: Sunday

Start Time at Site: 8:30 AM

End Time at Site: 12:00 PM

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Lunch Included? No

Handicap Access: No

Cost: $7 + $8 per car (see details below)

This walk will look at the current results of the ecological restoration of the park 25 years after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew.  The park's 6 major plant communities will be visited and their current condition discussed. The walk will cover less than 2 miles over mostly level and compact ground.  There will be one short steep section, and the last part of the walk (optional - 0.5 mile) will be on beach/beach sand.

Fee: $7 + Park entrance fee of $8 per car (with up to 8 passengers) or $4 per car with only the driver. Dolphin Expressway and Rickenbacker Bridge both have tolls (SunPass or Toll-By-Plate).

What to bring: Allow for sun (hat, sunblock), and bring water, a snack, and mosquito repellent (just in case).  Good walking shoes are recommended. Bring a bag lunch or eat with others in one of two restaurants in the park after the walk.

Directions to gathering point at No Name Harbor, 1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL 33149* (meet in the center of the parking lot that is near Boater's Grill Restaurant): 

*Note: Click link (gathering point address above) for real-time directions from your location using Google Maps. If you would like to view directions from the Miccosukee Resort, enter the starting point as 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL  33194. By allowing more time than you think is required, you can make your ride there more relaxing.

GPS Location    Latitude: 25.67576    Longitude: -80.16065