Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

Located between the Moccasin Island Tract and the Brevard Zoo, the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, more commonly known as the Viera Wetlands, is the place for birders, photographers, and eco-tourist can experience the beauty of the natural habitat and wildlife that make the Space Coast its home. If you want a more expanded educational tour, especially for students, field trips, workshops, and tours can be arranged. Other events, like 5K races and an annual nature festival, provide additional opportunities to explore this popular site.

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands Welcome Sign
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands Birds
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands Gazebo
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands
Bird in a nest
Egrets at dawn
Ducks at waterside
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