The 9th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival was a 2-day event at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, proudly hosted by Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department and Utility Services. The event is a fundraiser, with eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, classes and tours, to learn and explore the beautiful setting and highly visited site here in Viera. Scheduled tours and classes were available during the 2-day event with professionals in photography, environmental education, staff from Brevard County’s Natural Resources Management Department and Viera Wetlands Rangers. Tours and classes were offered with donations to support the maintenance of the site.
New to this year’s festival was the Flight of the Raptor exhibit sponsored by the Viera Community Institute and The Viera Company. This exhibit featured birds of prey and attendees had the opportunity to meet and photograph hawks, falcons and owls at the festival. It was a perfect time to come learn about what makes these birds so vital to a healthy, functional ecosystem. A good time was had by all!
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