TITUSVILLE, FL - (May 2, 2008) – Check out the May issue of Southern Living magazine and you will see the City of Titusville earned two mentions in this popular national magazine. In the article entitled, “Best Exits Off I-95,” both of Titusville’s exits (220 and 215) made the list.
“Wonderful!” was Raynetta Curry Grant’s first reaction upon seeing the article. “Being mentioned in a magazine with national exposure is a great boost for Titusville. And of course, Water Resources is proud that one of its facilities was recognized,” said Grant, Titusville’s Water Resources Director.
From Virginia to Florida, the article lists various sights and stops all within fifteen minutes of Interstate 95. From north to south, the article lists six stops for the sunshine state. Two of these stops are in Titusville. Titusville’s first mention is Exit 220, which notes Titusville’s famous seafood eatery, the Dixie Crossroads restaurant. Heading south is Titusville’s Exit 215 at S. R. 50. At this exit the Blue Heron Water Reclamation Plant Wetlands are highlighted. Some of the waterfowl that inhabit the wetlands such as the bald eagle and sandhill crane are noted.
“In November, we received a visit from Art Meripol, Southern Living’s photographer,” explained Matt Hixson, Water Reclamation Superintendent. “He toured our wetlands area and took a number of photographs of the area and the birds in the wetlands. It is quite a thrill to pick up a magazine like Southern Living and see our name in print.”
The Blue Heron Water Reclamation Plant Wetlands are a popular site for bird watching and photography enthusiasts and is listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail. It is located at 4800 Deep Marsh Road on Highway 50, west of I-95 in Titusville. The wetlands are open to the public, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you wish to visit the wetlands on the weekend, you must call the Blue Heron Water Reclamation Facility to make an appointment. Access to the wetlands is through the main gate at the Blue Heron Water Reclamation Facility. All visitors are required to sign in at the administrative office.
For further information contact the Conservation Office at (321) 383-5669