Celebrate Earth Day!

Stop plastic pollution.

How do you keep birds safe from plastic pollution? Tell us what you do to keep plastic out of the watershed and the environment on social media or by email by April 23, 2021, and enter to receive a private guided tour on the boardwalk.

While every day is Earth Day at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, on Thursday, April 22 we are bringing special awareness to the issue of plastic pollution and its impact on birds. Tell us how you work to keep plastic out of the environment. One lucky winner and six of their guests will receive a private guided tour on the beautiful Corkscrew Learning Amphitheatre and Sanctuary for Students (CLASS Loop trail), which is normally closed to the public.

The issue: The world has a plastic pollution crisis. Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest threats to birds and to our environment. On land, our watersheds move improperly discarded plastics out to sea. Ocean currents can transport plastic around the globe.

Facts: Did you know that seabirds are an integral link between the ocean and land? They bring back nutrients from the ocean when they nest on land. Sadly, birds accidentally ingest plastics in our oceans, returning the plastic to the land. Seabirds are some of the most contaminated birds in the world. Plastics can alter the blood chemistry of seabirds. 

Visit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary this Earth Day and spend time among the largest old-growth Bald Cypress forest in North American. Make your advance online reservation here.

Ways to enter:

1.Share your ideas to reduce plastic pollution on our Facebook page You can post as a guest or message us.

2.Submit your clever ideas to

Deadline: Midnight on April 23, 2021. Winner will be notified by April 29, 2021. Tour must be scheduled between May and September 2021. Everyone is eligible to win. We want to hear your ideas for keeping plastic out of the environment!

How you can help, right now