Everglades Day At Loxahatchee Refuge Feb. 20

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge will host “Songs of the Everglades: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty,” the 17th annual Everglades Day, on Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival will feature musicians Rod MacDonald and Dale Crider, along with presenters Ron Magill from the Miami-Dade Zoological Park & Gardens and Reinaldo Beccerra representing the Seminole Nation, with special guests from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Additional speakers include Dale Gawlik of the Environmental Science Program at Florida Atlantic University, senior wildlife biologist Laura Brandt from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, and John Galvez, project leader of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fisheries Resource Office in Vero Beach.

Everglades Day is a free festival that celebrates the importance of America’s Everglades to South Florida’s people, animals and habitats with a day of canoeing, fishing demonstrations, walks, activities, speakers, educational programs and some of South Florida’s favorite food trucks.

The refuge is located off State Road 7, two miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd. For more info., call (561) 732-3684 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee.