17th Annual Everglades Day Returns Feb. 20

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge invites you to save the date for the 17th annual Everglades Day, set for Saturday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everglades Day is a free, family event filled with wildlife presentations, birds of prey, canoeing, fishing demonstrations, educational programs, guest speakers, Spanish presentations, food trucks, interactive activities, tours and music.

For 17 years, the event has promoted awareness, appreciation and understanding of the Everglades. The theme this year is “Songs of the Everglades,” celebrating 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty, and will headline Florida singer/songwriters Dale Crider and Rod MacDonald.

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located off State Road 7, two miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd. The refuge is currently open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours are posted at each entrance.

The visitor center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5 per vehicle or $1 per pedestrian is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12 refuge-specific annual pass, are available.

Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee or call (561) 732-3684 for more info.