Meet trip leader Debbie Segal in the parking lot of Hitchcock’s grocery store on US-441 in Alachua to carpool to the new treatment wetlands near Lake City (you can also meet us at 8:30 at the SS Food Store a block west of I-75 at Exit #423).
The Lake City Treatment Wetland, opened in 2016, is a series of nine wetland cells constructed to treat Lake City’s wastewater. We hope to see a plethora of waterfowl, wading birds, and perhaps some rarities as we walk the dikes separating the cells.
This site is not open to the public and the gate will be closed after we enter the site, so don’t be late!
Difficulty: 1 (trip within easy access of vehicle and/or level terrain one mile or less).