A "Flagship" sanctuary, the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is the first property that was purchased by the Brevard County EEL Program. This 470-acre forest is part of a sanctuary network that the EEL Program is working to establish in the county.
This unique refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. It is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It encompasses 68,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida. The refuge includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past, and is home to the St.
Lakeland Christian School is the oldest and largest private K-12 school in West Central Florida. Founded in 1954, the recently expanded 27-acre campus is located in the heart of Lakeland. The more than 1,000 students enjoy $23 Million of sparkling new facilities, along with the latest technology. The hallmarks of the school are strong academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, and a close-knit school-family partnership.
Crystal Springs Preserve is a 525-acre sanctuary devoted to environmental education and dedicated to the preservation of Florida's natural environment. Crystal Springs Preserve features a wealth of wilderness experiences for visitors. Featured within the preserve is Crystal Springs, a Magnitude 2 Spring System, discharging 30 million gallons of water per day. The Preserve's focus is on instilling an appreciation for Florida's diverse habitats is evident in our unique environmental education programs.
The 10-acre park in northern Pinellas County is adjacent to a wildlife and environmental preserve and features picnic shelters, restrooms, a boardwalk and paths through wooded nature areas. A 10,000-square-foot indoor recreation center hosts a variety of sports, recreational and leisure activities in its gymnasium/multipurpose room and other rooms.
Located at the north end of Upper Tampa Bay, the preserve encompasses a wide diversity of upland and coastal plant communities. The 396-acre preserve is managed through an interlocal agreement with the city of Oldsmar, which is responsible for the management of two recreational areas.
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
is dedicated to increase awareness of the need to restore habitat for scrub-jays, gopher tortoises, and native plant species.
A free orientation is offered on the 1st Saturday of each month from 8am-11am
A visit to Mission San Luis transports you back in time. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain live in close proximity drawn together by religion as well as military and economic purpose.
The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations. They maintain a large bulletin library representing 3,500 subjects, most of which are available free of charge to county residents. Organized groups sponsored include Family & Community Educators, Master Gardeners and 4-H Clubs.
The Florida State University Reservation is a 73-acre facility, with 10 active acres, located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The "Rez" is located 1/4th of a mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State campus. The unique natural setting allows canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball, disc golf, and many other activities. So come out, relax by the lake and make new social connections with the Tallahassee community without the presence of alcohol.