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Springtime Brings Fresh Activities

Published: 03.26.2024

Just as the trees and flowers are blooming everywhere, fresh spring activities are popping up around the lake.

Bunnies and Chicks

Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31 – 10am-2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

Easter means new life—and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what these unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays.
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Naturalist Presentations

Springtime Celebration
Saturday, April 6 – 9am-2pm
Saturday, April 13 – 9am-2pm
Saturday, April 20 – 9am-2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

Visit the Naturalist’s Cabin in April and take a close look at what spring means for the plants and animals that call Russell Forest home. Samples of Russell Forest plants will show how the buds and bark are formed and how they function. And a sampling of vertebrate and invertebrate animal life will reveal the vast variety of living things that are bustling about in their busiest of seasons.
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Boating Safety Course

Hosted by Russell Marine
Saturday, April 13 – 8am-3pm
The Ridge Marina

Need your Alabama boating license or just want to review the latest rules and regulations? Alabama Marine Police will conduct a Boating Safety course at The Ridge Marina, April 13 from 8amto 3pm, to help all boaters, first-timers, and veterans alike.
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Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21
The Ridge Marina

Save the date to attend the largest in-water boat show in the Southeast at The Ridge Marina on beautiful Lake Martin. There will be more than 90 boats on land and 90 boats in the water. Demo 2024 boat models from top-of-the-line manufacturers such as Chris-Craft, Nautique, Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Sea Ray, Key West, Crevalle and more. Or test ride a BRP Sea-Doo through the demo course.
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Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, April 20 – 3pm
Meet at Adamson Road Trailhead

This hike will focus on the variety of plant and animal life that relies on SHADE to thrive. Sunlight is essential, but some things grow better on the darker side of nature.
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