Unity Hiking goes to Brooker Creek Preserve Saturday, June 28
Meet at Palm Harbor Unity Church at 8 a.m. to carpool. Bring sack lunch and water; Love offering for Eva's new wheel chair.
This hike is open to anyone. The Preserve is 8,500-acre wilderness area located in the northeastern corner of Pinellas County. Ecologically, the Preserve is an interesting place and an important area to protect. The site supports populations of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, otter, gopher tortoise, bobcat, and coyote. Many of these species are abundant in the Preserve but are found nowhere else in the county.
Bordered by Pasco County to the north and Hillsborough County to the east, the Preserve is roughly seven miles long and one and one-half miles wide and lies within the rapidly developing East Lake region of Pinellas County. Brooker Creek Preserve is a wilderness island surrounded on all sides by urban development.
History: For about 15 years, Pinellas County has been acquiring the property which today comprises Brooker Creek Preserve. Some of the earliest purchases were targeted to protect groundwater quality around the county's Eldridge-Wilde well field. Other purchases were made for county projects that were not implemented.
Unity Church is located at 1960 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, Florida
For more information contact: Bill Lopez ...
Palm Harbor ... 727-474-5612 Studio, 951-751-0175 Cell
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