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National Public Lands Day

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Name: National Public Lands Day
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Wildlife Drive opens at 7 a.m. for free touring and closes at 7 p.m. Narrated tram tours will run at normal cost and schedule – 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. The always admission-free “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center opens at 9 a.m.
 
In the Refuge Nature Store, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is giving away a free bottle of Just Water with a purchase of $10 or more, upon request. This year’s National Public Lands Day celebrates the seventh anniversary of the Kick the Bottle campaign to rid the refuge of the disposable plastic bottles that are a scourge to the environment. Just Water comes in a reusable container that consists of  82 percent renewable resources -- primarily paperboard sourced from forests where new trees replace those harvested.
 
Special free and discounted activities take place at the refuge from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
 
8 a.m. All day long, Tarpon Bay Explorers offers a 25 percent discount on all bike, kayak, and paddleboard rentals.
 
8:30 a.m. 25 percent off Guided Kayak Tour at Tarpon Bay Explorers. Reservations are recommended at 239-472-8900.
 
8:30-9:30 a.m. Guided Tour and Clean-up along Indigo Trail to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk. Meet at the parking lot flagpole, and bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellant.
 
9:30 -11 a.m. “Hidden Treasures of “’Ding’” Caravan. Follow a naturalist along Wildlife Drive and stop for up-close and personal viewings. Meet at the parking lot flagpole, and bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellant.
 
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make-and-take recycled crafts in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center Classroom.
Location:
1 Wildife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957  - J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge 
900 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 - Tarpon Bay Explorers 
Date/Time Information:
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Contact Information:
Monica Scroggin
Fees/Admission:
FREE admission to the Wildlife Drive.
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