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Easter Open House at Broxton Rocks Preserve

April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A roaring waterfall rushing over rock ledges, cave-like crevices and 30-foot-high cliffs aren’t what normally come to mind when you think about Georgia’s coastal plain, but Broxton Rocks Preserve isn’t just any place. Unique elements make it both a sought-after place to experience and a fragile environment in need of protection and conservation. What better place to fellowship with the community on Easter Sunday?

Plant life abounds at Broxton Rocks Preserve, such as the green-fly orchids which grow on trees and adorn the rock walls. The Nature Conservancy continues to plant longleaf pines, wiregrass and other native herbs to restore the natural diversity and protect plants, like the hooded pitcherplants, and animals, like the gopher tortoise. Exposed by erosion and combined with the roaring water of Rocky Creek, a tributary of the Ocmulgee River, and the steady effects of weathering, an environmental anomaly was created, a place where a network of fissures, cliffs and crevices stay cool and moist, juxtaposed with almost desert-like conditions on flat rocks above the fissures. Join us for our Easter Open House at what is often referred to as the “falling waters” as we carry on a century-old tradition.

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Supplies Needed: Water and lunch
Restrooms: There are no restrooms on this easement/preserve.

Organizer

The Nature Conservancy
Phone:
(404) 873-6946
Website:
http://www.nature.org/

Venue

Broxton Rocks Preserve
Douglas, georgia + Google Map