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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

5K Trail Run to Benefit Caracara Birds

The Caracara 5k is a beautiful trail run to benefit the Caracara bird-nesting project in Brevard County. There are approximately 250 of these federally threatened species left nesting in Florida. The purpose of the Caracara 5k is to raise funds for Brevard County land management in order to help the Caracara birds and their nests. “The growth of pepper trees are a huge threat to the Caracara nests and currently the B.R.A.V.E. volunteers are manually cutting down trees at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera to help protect and sustain the Caracara birds and their nests,” says race director Angela Cobb. “Funds to help pay for machinery would make this faster and more efficient.”

The 2nd annual Caracara 5k will be held on September 26 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera. The course is a non-technical, hard packed dirt trail, which does not require special trail shoes. Packet pickup will be at Long Doggers, Viera on September 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be overall awards and age group awards.

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