The 8th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is a 2-day event at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, sponsored by The Viera Company and the Viera Community Institute. The event is a fundraiser, with eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, classes and tours, to learn and explore the beautiful setting and highly visited site here in Viera. Scheduled tours and classes are available during the 2-day event with professionals in photography, enviromental education, staff from Brevard County's Natural Resources Management Department and Viera Wetlands Rangers. Tours and classes are free, but we welcome donations to support the maintance of the site.
The Viera Wetlands are neither a park, nor a nature preseerve: they are a constructed treatment system designed specifically to polish effluent from the adjacent wastewater reclamation facility. Because of this, public sector funding of the wetlands exists only to their designed wastewater treatment function.