December 23, 2009
Here’s your opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes of Florida with fellow nature lovers. The formation of a new Florida Trails Association (FTA) sub-chapter is in its early stages and we want you to join us. An orientation meeting is being held Saturday, February 6 in Moore Haven. A rewarding experience is being planned to introduce prospective members to the advantages of joining FTA. Come and discover how a great statewide organization will enhance our wilderness experiences in Glades and Hendry counties.
This new sub-chapter will focus on group hiking and maintaining walking, biking and canoeing trails in the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, stretching from Palmdale to Lakeport in Glades County, as well as the OK Slough near Felda in Hendry County.
Meet Up Time & Place The orientation begins at 10 a.m. with FTA members guiding a casual hike on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail. We meet up at the Alvin Ward Memorial Park. The hike will be about an hour, more or less. Everyone walks or cycles at their own pace and swap stories with people of all ages who share your enthusiasm to walk, hike, bicycle, canoe or kayak in the great outdoors.
Following this social walk, we will gather at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House located at 270 Avenue L for a brief meeting to begin about 11:30 a.m. FTA members will explain the goals and purposes of FTA. To learn more about FTA, visit its website at www.floridatrail.org.
No lunch is being served but we do plan to eat so please bring a sack lunch of your own, or stop and pick up a lunch from a local restaurant. Ice tea, water and coffee will be available at the Westergaard House.
If you wish more information about this event, call Margaret England
863-674-0695, Patty Register 863-675-0623, Susan Etchey 863-946-1626 or Betty
Please RSVP to this invitation by email or phone so we can plan ahead.