When visiting the creek environment, please remember that most of our creeks receive stormwater that can carry pollutants. Due to their urban environment, most of the creeks have bacteria levels that exceed state standards and could pose a health risk to humans and pets even when the water looks inviting. Please enjoy our creeks from designated trails in our parks.

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Kanapaha Prairie


Kanapaha Prairie is a wet prairie ecosystem that sustains a diversity of birds and other animals. It drains into Pierson's Sink that has direct connectivity to the Floridan aquifer. The prairie hosts both sandhill and whooping cranes in the winter and is a popular birdwatching area. The prairie is also home to bald eagle, gopher tortoise,  wood stork, tricolored heron, white ibis, snowy egret, little blue heron, bobwhite quail, American kestrel, fox squirrels, fox, deer, alligators, snakes and more. The prairie is surrounded by private property.

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