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Experience the Natural Wonders of Florida

Experience the Natural Wonders of Florida

11th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival April 4th and 5th

The 2020 Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival will feature environmental education, exhibits, and entertainment for the whole family!

The Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is a two-day celebration of Florida wildlife and habitat conservation and will be held at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida. This free community event is organized by Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department and Utility Services in partnership with the Viera Community Institute.

“The Viera Wetlands Nature Festival celebrates the success of the site and the contributions of its volunteers,” says Raleigh Berry, Senior Environmental Scientist for the Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department. “It also focuses attention on funding challenges: the ongoing costs of repairing roads to allow continued vehicular access, a much-needed “Ranger Station” to shelter volunteers while on duty, maintenance concerns for existing observation towers, limited public parking, and other improvements essential to ensure the public’s safety and enjoyment while preserving the site’s natural beauty and diversity of wildlife.”

The event will include eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, and photography classes. Walking and riding tours provided by Viera Wetland Rangers will allow visitors to explore the wetlands and learn about the wildlife and habitat conservation efforts of the Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department. Returning to this year's festival is the Flight of the Raptor exhibit sponsored by the Viera Community Institute and The Viera Company. The birds of prey exhibit will educate attendees on what makes these birds so vital to a healthy, functional ecosystem and provide opportunities to meet and photograph hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey.

Visit the Viera Community Institute Facebook page closer to the event for up-to-date information. Check out for photos and videos from past years.

About The Viera Community Institute

The Viera Community Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster the health, harmony and well-being of the Viera community by facilitating educational, environmental, cultural and charitable activities, and outreach programs within Viera. For more information visit

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