Free Earth Day event for families

Historic City News readers are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Bartram Bash being held on Sunday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park.

Alpine Groves Park is a 55-acre passive park located along the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway in northwest St. Johns County. The park address is 2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland, Florida.

The Bartram Bash is a celebration of Earth Day and William Bartram’s Birthday. Enjoy birds, butterflies, beautiful trails, kayak rides, musical entertainment, children’s crafts, riverfront activities, lunch and more.

The park provides a playground, trails, picnic pavilions and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River.

According to an announcement from St. Johns County Park Naturalist Beverly Fleming, all events are free for the entire family. Below is the tentative schedule of events:

Bartram Bash – Tentative Schedule of Events

9 AM Free orange juice

10:00 Smokey Bear, Kayak Rides and Frog House crafts

11:00 Meet Sam the Screech Owl, Bubbles

12:00 Free Hot Dog Lunch served by Bartram Trail Rotary

12:30 Bluegrass Breeze music

1:30 Butterfly Release

2:00 Appearance by William Bartram (Mike Adams)

3:00 Front Porch Music

For information about the Bartram Bash, contact at Fleming by calling (904) 522-1573.

The Bartram Bash is sponsored by the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department, the Environmental Education Resource Council and the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Corridor Group, along with numerous community organizations, individuals and private donors.

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