Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park Feb 17 2018

Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park

The Orlando Wetlands Festival returns February 17, 2018, to highlight the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre water reclamation wetland.

Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands will lead wetland exploration hikes and the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes.

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Participate in a Rally/Picnic to Save the Live Oaks at Constitution Green Park March 21

Join with other citizens of Orlando at a rally to try to save some old live oak trees, one of which is over 100 years old.

Constitution GreenConstitution Green is an Orlando park that is privately owned by the Caruso family. It has been maintained by the City of Orlando for many years, and the public has enjoyed this space with the beautiful trees.

But now the Carusos want to sell the property, and doing so would mean these ancient oaks would be cut down. Efforts to reach a compromise to save the trees by Commissioner Sheehan have been rejected by the land owners.

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Out and About: F-4 Phantom II Dedication at Colonel Joe Kittinger Park in Orlando on December 14, 2014

Colonel Joe Kittinger Park

On Sunday December 14th, Colonel Joe Kittinger (USAF Retired) held a dedication ceremony for an F-4 Phantom II fighter jet at the park named for him in Orlando at the Orlando Executive Airport.

The F-4 is the same aircraft Colonel Kittinger flew in many missions as an Air Force pilot and is the plane he was shot down in over Vietnam. Kittinger was a POW in the prison camp known as the “Hanoi Hilton” and nowadays at the age of 86 still stays actively involved in the Orlando community.

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