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Big Cypress Gallery FALL FESTIVAL
October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Hosted by Clyde Butcher and South Florida National Parks Trust, Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The fourth Annual Big Cypress Gallery Fall Festival, is a recognition of the continuing importance of protecting our unique swamps of Florida and natural environment through education. The past four years this event has raised over $25,000 for the Swamp Water and Me Program (SWAMP) in Big Cypress National Preserve. SWAMP is an outdoor science education program that introduces thousands of kids to the Big Cypress every year on school field trips. We invite you to come out and meet Clyde Butcher and the Big Cypress National Preserve Rangers at his Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde will be donating a percentage of the sales in the gallery, raffle items including a photograph, plus a 100% off the proceeds from ranger-led swamp walks will support the SWAMP program. There is no entry fee to gallery and is open to the public. The guided ranger-led swamp walks behind the gallery are $50 per person (kids 17-and-under are free, no tickets required) with 100% of the proceeds supporting the Swamp Water and Me Program. If you would like to do a swamp walk there is limited space get your SWAMP WALK TICKETS click here . The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) is the official nonprofit partner of four national parks in South Florida: Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. The SFNPT was founded in 2002 to support South Florida’s national parks through fundraising and friend-raising. Since its inception, the SFNPT has provided more than $6 million in direct grants to South Florida’s national parks to support park programs and projects in five critical areas: environmental education, resource protection, visitor programs, volunteer activities and community outreach. The South Florida National Parks Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (tax ID 13-4341209). Charitable donations to the Trust are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. www.southfloridaparks.org