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Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Run/Walk~April 20th, 2013

Walton-Earth-Day-2013-poster-proof2The Department of Environmental Protection’s Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Florida Sea Grant, and Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Race on April 20, 2013 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

Join us on the 20th for a wonderful day of activities at the Walton County Earth Day Festival which will kick-off with a Beach Clean-Up at 9 A.M, where you can pitch in and help clean up the Gem of the Emerald Coast. The festival starts at 10 A.M., this FREE event will include: children’s activities, educational games, cooking demos, guided hikes, food and fun for all ages. Many agencies, local organizations, and area businesses will be on hand to educate and entertain festival-goers.

The Earth Day Sunset 5K Race will start at 5 P.M. with a post-race celebration including a star gazing opportunity led by the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association to end the evening.  If you would like to register to participate in the Earth Day Sunset 5K Race please fill out the registration form earth day race brochure 2013 or register online at http://www.active.com/running/santa-rosa-beach-fl/earth-day-sunset-5k-2013

Schedule (not all inclusive of events, for updates go to website):

Saturday, April 20, 2013

8:00AM – 9:00AM Beach Clean-Up

10:00AM – 3:00PM Earth Day Festival

  • 10:00-3:00 Interactive booths & Activities
  • 10:30-11:15 “5 A Day the Tropical Smoothie Way
  • 11:45-12:30 “Selecting & Using Olive Oil”
  • 1:00-1:30 “Color Your Plate with Summer Salads”
  • 2:00-2:45 “Modern Day Bistro Dishes: Featuring Chef Dan Pettis”
  • Multiple Guided Hikes, Times TBA

5:00PM 5K Run/Walk Starts

Event Located At: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. County Hwy 30-A Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

(Located ¼ mile south from Hwy 98 on W. County Hwy 30-A)

Please join us as we celebrate and share all the beauties that the Emerald Coast has to offer and make everyday Earth Day.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 5th Annual Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Race.  For more information please call Brooke Saari at 850-685-7359 or email bsaari@ufl.edu.

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