Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve was Coastal Preserves Alliance

Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve

Citizens for the St. Sebastian Preserve

St Sebastian River Preserve is a Florida State Park
Our Purpose: The Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve is recognized by the Florida Park Service as the Citizen Support Organization for the St Sebastian River Preserve State Park in Fellsmere, Florida. The CSSP provides both financial and volunteer support to the Park through fundraisers, clean-up days, educational events and more.
Horse & Rider at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

PHOTOS of the 2023 Horseback Poker Ride

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park

The St Sebastian River Preserve State Park consists of over 35 square miles spanning Brevard and Indian River Counties. This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants and animals, including over 70 protected species.

Photographers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts can explore 60 miles of trails on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Canoeing, boating, and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities. Launching facilities are available outside the preserve at Dale Wimbrow Park and several private ramps along the St. Sebastian River, and at a canoe launch north of County Road 512.

There are two regular camping areas for equestrians within the Park and one which is ride-in only. The Horsemen's Paddock has 8 stalls, non-potable water for horses, an environmental potty, fire ring and picnic tables. Ranch Camp has a port-a-potty and four stalls. There are also 6 primitive camping areas for hikers that are hike-in only.

More information on the Park can be found at www.floridastateparks.org/park/St-Sebastian-River





Our new meeting dates are on the 3rd Tuesday’s at 12pm. (March, May, September and November).
Meet at the Visitor's Center of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. (off of CR507/ Babcock in Fellsmere, right along the C-54 canal)

The Annual Meeting is held in January on the 3rd Tuesday 12pm at Marsh Landing.

Board Meetings & General Membership Meetings are open to all members, potential members, and guests! Bring a friend and learn about the Preserves we serve and find out how you can become involved! Park Staff are always in attendance to answer questions and hear suggestions.

Board Code of Ethics

Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve Contacts

Debra Kriss - President
Citizensforthestsebastian@gmail.com
321-953-5004
Buffer Preserve Drive, Fellsmere, FL 32948


PHOTOS of the 2023
Horseback Poker Ride



Poker Ride at St. Sebastian River Preserve

17th Annual Horseback Poker Ride
We are Tentatively shooting for
November 23rd, 2024
Possibly a camping weekend event
Join us for some great riding
and some good times! — DETAILS

Poker Run & Camp Out.

All proceeds benefit the recreation and conservation goals of the
St Sebastian River Preserve State Park
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr.
Fellsmere, FL 32948

Location
The event will be held alongside the Visitor's Center, on the northwest portion of the St. Sebastian River Preserve SP. The Visitor's Center is located off of CR 507 in Fellsmere, just north of the C-54 canal.

Registration
Pre-registration for the Poker Ride is requested.
Print out the registration form.

Information
Gayle Heath: 772-538-6949
heath.gayle@yahoo.com
RIDE DETAILS


Horses & riders gather at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
On the horse trail at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
Hay ride at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.


Cypress in the St Sebastian Preserve.
Cypress

Dock in the St Sebastian Preserve.
Dock
Pine flatwoods in the St Sebastian Preserve.
Pine Flatwoods

Florida Scrub-Jay in the St Sebastian Preserve.
Florida Scrub-Jay


St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park Natural Communities Map
State of Florida Park Guide to St. Sebastian River Preserve


Poster of St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park





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Poster of St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park - Beautiful hand-drawn artwork by Florida artist Harry McVay, highlights rare and endangered plants and animals found on the preserve. Measures 38 x 19 inches.

Cllick on picture for enlargement & purchase information.








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