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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, FL

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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:03am - 5:27pm
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Overview
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands is a 4 mile network of trails hike. Located 8 miles north of Melbourne Florida. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Location: 10001 Wickham Road o Melbourne, FL 32940 Approximately 60,000 visitors per year pass through the main entrance to the wetland system -- many drawn by the site's breathtaking views and stunning abundance of wildlife. The wetlands are an integral component of Brevard County's water reuse system. Providing increased water quality and savings over traditional water treatment methods, the constructed wetland system polishes reclaimed water for irrigation or overflow into the adjacent Four-mile Canal. The wetlands consist of 200 acres divided into four cells of approximately 35 acres each, plus a central lake. The cells were designed to maintain differing depths of water, reflecting diverse wetland conditions. Click on the thumbnail to the right to view a larger aerial map. A special mitigation littoral zone along the lake's shoreline is carefully monitored to assess wetland health and wildlife utilization. While functioning as a healthy, productive, and effective polishing system for water reuse, the wetlands further provide for a biologically diverse ecosystem -- affording visitors a wonderful, close-up opportunity to view Brevard County's native wildlife and vegetation. Hours of Operation Open Monday - Sunday Apr - Sep 6 AM - 8 PM Feb, Mar, Oct 7 AM - 7 PM Nov - Jan 7 AM - 6 PM Wetlands Information: (321) 637-5521 Current Road Conditions: (321) 255-4488 The Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands are located approximately two miles west of the traffic circle at the intersection of Wickham Road and Lake Andrew Drive. Visitors traveling on I-95 should take Exit 191 heading west approximately 2.5 miles.
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