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Saturday, March 30, 2013
St. Sebastian River Preserve
This evening I went to St. Sebastian River Preserve for Dee and Heather's last manatee watch of the season. There was only one manatee. Afterward, we walked the east end of the levee along C-54 Canal. I used to work at this preserve, for 12+ years in fact. During that time we worked on restoring some of the Sandhill community along the North Prong of Sebastian River. This is the only intact patch of Sandhill (as defined by FNAI, Florida Natural Areas Inventory) in Brevard County. Hardwood removal projects that started when I was working there over five years ago have been completed and the prescribed burning program is rocking and rolling. It looks nice. I wish I could get out there more often. The stroll east from the manatee vista area offers a chance to walk atop the levee and get a nice view of the restored habitat.