FLORIDA SPRINGS INSTITUTE

SPRINGS OUTINGS


PAST SPRINGS OUTING BLOGS

January 2018

Alapaha Dead River Hike

November 2017

Withlacoochee/Suwannee River Region

November 2016

Alapaha Dead River Hike

October 2015

Springs Hopping



The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute aims to educate the public on our natural water resources any every way we can. One way of doing this is getting outdoors and seeing them first hand! Springs Outings are for all ages groups, whether you're a beginner or a water expert! Each Springs Outing is led by Florida Springs Institute staff and an expert on our regions water resources. These events are perfect for those who wish to explore some of the more hidden springs and rivers of Florida and learn everything about how they work!

UPCOMING SPRINGS OUTINGS

-    2/24/18 Holton Creek Tract Hike

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SPRINGS OUTING


 - HOLTON CREEK TRACT HIKE -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018

The next Florida Springs Institute Springs Outing is scheduled for February 24, 2018 to the Holton Creek Tract and will be lead by biologist, Tom Morris! This 2,536 acre protected area lies along the north bank of the Suwannee River, about ten miles northwest of Live Oak, and is managed by the Suwannee River Management District.

The tract is named after Holton Creek, which is born at a large dark water rise in the tract and flows about a half mile to the Suwannee River. The water at the rise originates at the Alapaha Dead River swallet and other swallets along the Alapaha River, many miles to the north. Large bald cypress are scattered along the run.

The geology in the tract is exceptional. Besides the rise, sinkholes, swallets, large deep meandering swales and valleys, and rock outcrops are everywhere.

On top of the geology the Holton Tract is home to some of the finest mature hardwood forest in north Florida. Expect to see old live oaks, hickories and magnolias, and some pretty gnarly downed trees, courtesy of Hurricane Irma.

The hike will start at the Holton Rise and follow a pretty two track dirt road through part of the tract. The hike is suitable for everyone. It is an easy stroll if one sticks to the dirt road, but can be quite sporting if scrambling up and down sinkholes and steep-sided valleys is more to your liking.

Meetup Location: Busy Bee, Live Oak, FL off i10 Exit 283 (6458 US-129, Live Oak, FL 32060)

For questions, please contact Tessa Skiles at tskiles@floridaspringsinstitute.org


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The Florida Springs Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All or a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. FEIN 46-1663401.


Mailing Address: 23695 W US HWY 27, High Springs, FL 32643
MainTel: (386) 454-9369


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