Local Events


Grand Opening - Georgia Florida and Alabama Trail

May 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Trout Pond Recreation Area. (pdf flyer 176kb)

Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival

October 17, 2009

The Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival is a one-day, free educational event that is fun for all ages.

Festival highlights include:

  • Live music and dance performances
  • Authors' Corner
  • Presentations by bear experts
  • Demonstrations on how to retrofit trash cans and other ways residents can co-exist with bears
  • A family activity pavilion
  • A variety of vendors and exhibits will be on display.

Guided field trips to Tate's Hell Forest are by bus and include a moderate hike to a site where biologists will provide participants with interactive lessons about bear biology, behavior and management.

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