Hello, everyone. While the weather is holding up, go ahead and enjoy the great outdoors. There's a lot going on in Sebastian for you to enjoy.
If you have always wanted to know more about the birds that love this area as much as we do, head over to the Riverview Park in Sebastian on March 16.
There a bird tour led by David Simpson for the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge will be held. It starts a little early, 6:45 a.m., but it's a lot of fun for just $25. Be sure to bring binoculars, good walking shoes and a bottle of water.
If you want to keep supporting wildlife, stay for the Pelican Island Preservation Society Wildlife Festival, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that same day at Riverview Park. This year, the event is celebrating 110 years of Pelican Island being the first National Wildlife Refuge.
If you get there early, say 'Hi!" to Mike Beck, husband of PIPS President Kristen Beck. He's just come back from a two-week long awareness ride celebrating the anniversary, and he biked all the way from Washington D.C. on his journey! He's going to be on his bike Saturday, too, to complete the ride from Pelican Island to Riverview Park, and he, along with local bike riders, should be arriving in Sebastian in time to kick-off the beginning of the festival.
There's free parking and free admission and lots to do, including kayaking and boating tours.
This is just one example of how much we care about the community we live in.
No matter what you do, I hope you have fun doing it. Enjoy your week and drive safe!
Dawn Krebs is the Associate Managing Editor for Hometown News, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org