Southport NatureFest is an opportunity to engage and learn about our wonderful natural environment. This informational event is free and open to people of all ages.
NatureFest will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Franklin Square Park and the Indian Trail Meeting Hall on W. Moore Street. Exhibits will be open from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.
There will be opportunities to learn about wild bird rescue, pollinator gardens, NC aquariums, litter prevention, recycling, sea turtles, and other wildlife.
The following organizations are tentatively scheduled to be at Franklin Square Park:
- Sea Biscuit Wild Bird Shelter
- Brunswick County Master Gardeners
- Southport Beautification Committee
- Ft. Fisher Aquarium
- Keep Brunswick County Beautiful
- Southport Garden Club
- Bald Head Island Conservancy
- Southport Community Garden
“Wild Neighbors: how to co-exist with NC Wildlife”, will be a presentation by Southport Animal Protective Services Officer Kate Marshall including a video by NC Wildlife Resources Commission. The location for this presentation will be the Indian Trail Meeting Hall on W. Moore Street.
The NatureFest organizational committee is working to provide several outings in addition to the informational event. Anticipated activities include a Green Swamp tour with Dr. Roger Shew, a bird boating tour provided via Southport Boat Tours, and a kayak outing through the Adventure Kayak Company of Southport. Details for these additional activities will be posted on the Southport NatureFest Facebook page, click here.