Float Your Boat at Turkey Creek – Alabama’s most popular swimming

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Join the Friends of Turkey Creek on July 15th at the annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival – photo via Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

On July 15th, 2017 the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (TCNP) in Pinson, Alabama will be hosting their 8th annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival. 

Nestled on the banks of one of the most popular swimming holes in the state, and featuring the spectacular Turkey Creek Falls, this fun-filled event will include activities for the entire family, balsa wood boat races, build your own boat races, the City of Pinson’s “Beat The Heat” ice cream give-away, an exciting kid’s fun zone, music, food, and more!

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Last year’s festival was the biggest ever, with over 1,200 people in attendance. This year promises to be even bigger, with more games, foods, and fun for the entire family. The festivities are scheduled to kick off  at 10:00am and the boat races starting at 12:00pm.

Build a Boat Class on July 2nd
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Build your own “bio-boat” class this Sunday July 2nd

Want to build your own boat?  The Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve will also be holding a “Build a Boat Class” this Sunday, July 2nd, 1:00pm at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Here are additional details.

A good cause

Proceeds from the event benefit TCNP’s environmental education and youth outreach programs, which reaches over 10,000 students annually.

A “living classroom” Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (TCNP) contains some of the most biologically diverse habitats in this region of Alabama. The waters of Turkey Creek are home to three endangered species of fish: the Vermilion Darter, the Watercress Darter, and the Rush Darter. The Vermilion Darter lives only in Turkey Creek and nowhere else in the world.

This is a can’t miss summer event!

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Join Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve for the 8th Annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival – photo via Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

For more information about this event and the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve visit www.turkeycreeknp.com.


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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