Earth Day 2016 At Graham Creek Nature Preserve

Earth Day Scramble & Environmental Expo


In celebration of Earth Day 2016 on April 16 Graham Creek Nature Preserve will be holding our Earth Day Scramble race and Outdoor Environmental Expo. The Scramble starts at 9:00 am, the Eco-Expo at 10:00 am.

The Scramble race is a fun, unique race for all ages and fitness levels. Teams of three must complete 12 of 14 challenges dispersed within a 2 mile area within the Preserve. The Course consists of Preserve related physical & mental challenges. Racers must strategize among their team to cross the finish line first. 

   Teams will be given a Race Packet with 14 clues, Preserve Passport with 12 stamp spaces, and a site map the day of the Scramble at the Start Line. One team member must complete each challenge to receive a stamp.

   Prizes for the Scramble race include your official Event shirt and a special color-changing cup with lemonade at the finish line for all Racers. Top 3 Teams across the Finish Line with 12 different stamps receive additional Prize Packs.

   Entry Fee is $60 per three-member team ($20 per person). Teams and individuals can register online HERE.

Participants can also Pick Up/Drop Off/Email Entry Forms to: City of Foley Environmental Department, 200 North Alston Street, Foley AL 36535.

   The Outdoors Environmental Expo will host multiple exhibitors from the south Baldwin County area and will include Environmental educators like the Master Environmental Educators in partnership with Auburn and Alabama A&M, as well as 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, grass roots organizations like Wolf Bay Watershed Watch, local food growers, outdoor recreation leaders and guides like Foley’s Disc Golf League & Foley Geocachers, and we will have some Explore and Observe activities for children.

There’s entertainment, too. Chase Wesley Brown and Friends will be playing acoustic music and Sassafrass Band will be leading some tunes for the kids.

This event is a post-race party for the Scramblers as well as a free, fun, educational event for the public. Visitors can come out to GCNP to learn about our area, the environmental issues we face, what all there is to do here to explore and appreciate the outdoors, and how to get involved in activities and volunteering if they want to.

It’s an event to bring a lawn chair or blanket with a picnic to and enjoy the (fingers crossed) sunshine and music. Join here at Graham Creek Preserve and celebrate our Earth!