Hiking with Heroes
Hiking with Heroes! In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, join fellow members of the veteran community as we explore the mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island on this guided hike of the Preserve. The hike will be led by an ambassador from the Military Women’s Memorial who is also a AFMN, Army veteran, and Pinellas County volunteer. This guide will teach participants about the coastal environment, native wildlife, and early history of the island.
This tour is for military veterans and family members ages 10 and up. Veterans are requested to wear clothing or a hat indicating their military service branch. Youth must be supervised by an adult for the full duration of the program.
The hike may be to 3 miles in total length and will be on a combination of boardwalks, paved, or natural trails so please prepare accordingly.
Attendees will meet inside the Cultural and Natural History Center for a short introduction before departing for the trails. Afterwards, attendees will return to the Center to complete an evaluation of the hike and explore the museum exhibits.
Proceeds will support the Friends of Weedon Island, a non-profit organization that works to promote education and conservation of the Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about our Friends!