February 1 - 10, 2017 

“The Apalachicola Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) is excited to host the Splash Trash exhibit on its tour across the Gulf. This exhibit brings awareness to trash in the world’s oceans and highlights what each of us can do to help prevent it."
 
Jenna Harper
ANERR  Manager 

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of our National Estuarine Research Reserve System, a network of 28 coastal sites designated to protect and study our nation’s estuary systems.

Estuaries play a critical ecosystem role as nursery grounds for many species of birds, fish, and other animals. They also help protect critical shorelines and act as natural filters for runoff from the land. 

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 246,766 acres of public lands and waters in the Florida Panhandle.

Deep in the shady tupelo and cypress swamps of the floodplain, dark, rich water bleeds into the broader flow of a large alluvial river that makes its way to one of the most productive estuaries in the northern hemisphere of our planet.

 

 

The Splash Trash Tour Pop up Show will be hosted at the beautiful

ANERR Nature Center.  

 

The Center, constructed to minimize its ecological impact, features exhibits, displays and classrooms, as well as research facilities.

 

 

 

ANERR Education and Research Center

108 Island Drive

Eastpoint, Florida 32328

(850) 670-7700

 

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Admission:  Free

Directions

The Reserve boundaries include 52 miles of the lower river and its associated floodplain, most of Apalachicola Bay, two barrier islands, part of a third, and several small out-parcels.

Contact:

Emily Jackson

Emily.A.Jackson@dep.state.fl.us

850-670-7743,