201804 April Activity Calendar

APRIL 2018

Saturday, April 14, 9 AM to Sunday, April 15, 3 PM  Bicycling and/or Camping.  Location: Bear Island Campground in Big Cypress National Preserve (GPS Coordinates 26.182746   81.247637)  Description:  Camping and/or off-road cycling.  Drive or bicycle to Bear Island Campground.  Cyclists can leave their cars at SR 29 entrance to Big Cypress at GPS Coordinates 26*13’5.65″N,  81*20’40.84″W and bike 6.1 miles to campground over a well-maintained access road.  The activity leader will deliver packs, tents, camping gear and food for cyclists to campsite if delivered to him before the event.  He will also deliver 2 gallons of water for each camper coming by bicycle.  Drivers need to drive 20 miles north from US 41 on Turner River Road over a dusty dirt road.  After arriving at campsite and setting up tents, cyclists can ride over off-road trails in the preserve.  Campers who are not cyclists can walk around the area and enjoy the scenery.   Public invited, limit of 12 people/12 tents,  Moderate level of difficulty.

RSVP to Carl at 239-253-4255  email: carl@tenthousandislands.net  or Chuck at 239-398-3820   email: flswampeagle@aol.com

Thursday, April 19, Alligator Amblers monthly meeting  at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110.  Social gathering 6:30 pm, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm.  The speaker will be Mike Hammond, the Calusa Blueway Coordinator. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail meanders through Lee County’s coastal waters from its northern point in Pine Island Sound to its southern end on Estero Bay, and with an inland leg up the Caloosahatchee River and its tributaries. The 190-mile trail guides canoeists and kayakers via easy-to-identify brown-and-white signs through shallow areas away from powerboat traffic.