3rd Annual Eagle Fest

Saturday, Sep 26, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Address: Dub Patton Area, Arkabutla Lake, 3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd/Coldwater
Location: Hernando

Eagle Fest 2015 is a family friendly event to showcase one of our great natural resources - wildlife. The Fest will be held in a profoundly natural and scenic setting, showcasing a variety of interactive exhibits which will highlight imaginative ways to teach children (and adults) of all ages the fundamentals of caring for and enjoying nature. Live educational animals including the Bald Eagle, named Lewis from the World Bird Sanctuary will plan to appear in order to "share their stories".

Eagle Fest is designed as an initiative to begin the building process of the ARK, a 154 acre park which already has walking trails in place, and plans to build a nature center as a hub of activity for wildlife rehabilitation and education in wildlife management. It promises to be a multi-faceted jewel as a destination for school field trips, family outings, wildlife enthusiasts and nature seekers. The ARK is a cooperative effort by the Army Corp of Engineers, Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., DeSoto County Greenways to open a new and exciting venue of exploration and destination.

Admission to the Eagle Fest is free. Delicious food and beverage will be available, as well as shuttle service from the parking area to the Fest. (We ask that pets be left at home.)

For more information on the Eagle Fest event and the Eagle Run of the Wild & Free 5k, please email nataliebright [at] bellsouth [dot] net.

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