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August 01, 2014

SEA TURTLES
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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August 02, 2014

CAMP HELEN HISTORY TOUR
Camp Helen State Park

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August 02, 2014

SEA SHELLS ON THE BEACH INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
Bald Point State Park

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August 06, 2014

LIFE OF THE ST. ANDREWS HERMIT
St. Andrews State Park

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August 06, 2014

NATIVE PLANTS AS FOOD AND MEDICINE
St. Andrews State Park

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August 06, 2014

MOVIES & MORE FEATURED MOVIE: THE LORAX
Camp Helen State Park

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August 08, 2014

GUIDED KAYAK TOUR OF ROCKY BAYOU
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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August 13, 2014

LIFE OF THE ST. ANDREWS HERMIT
St. Andrews State Park

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August 13, 2014

NATIVE PLANTS AS FOOD AND MEDICINE
St. Andrews State Park

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August 16, 2014

EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Big Lagoon State Park

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August 16, 2014

GORRIE ICE DAYS
John Gorrie Museum State Park

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August 16, 2014

MORNING NATURE WALK
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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August 20, 2014

NATIVE PLANTS AS FOOD AND MEDICINE
St. Andrews State Park

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August 20, 2014

LIFE OF THE ST. ANDREWS HERMIT
St. Andrews State Park

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August 22, 2014

STAR GAZING BY THE SHORE
Henderson Beach State Park

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August 23, 2014

CHIMNEY CHITCHAT
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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August 23, 2014

SNAGS WANTED: DEAD OR DYING
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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August 23, 2014

EARLY BOAT TOUR
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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August 27, 2014

LIFE OF THE ST. ANDREWS HERMIT
St. Andrews State Park

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August 27, 2014

NATIVE PLANTS AS FOOD AND MEDICINE
St. Andrews State Park

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August 31, 2014

HISTORY AND HABITAT
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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September 06, 2014

CAMP HELEN HISTORY TOUR
Camp Helen State Park

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September 06, 2014

SEMI-TERRESTRIAL CRAB INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
Bald Point State Park

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September 06, 2014

A SWIFT NIGHT OUT AT WAKULLA SPRINGS
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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September 13, 2014

9/11 HEROES RUN 5K
Grayton Beach State Park

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September 13, 2014

STORY TIME IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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September 13, 2014

GREAT STRIDES WALK
St. Andrews State Park

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September 20, 2014

EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Big Lagoon State Park

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September 20, 2014

MORNING NATURE WALK
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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September 20, 2014

JUNIOR RANGER DAY
St. Andrews State Park

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September 20, 2014

STATE PARK TO HOST COASTAL CLEANUP EVENT
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

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September 27, 2014

STATE PARK TO HOST NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY EVENT
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY CLEANUP
St. Andrews State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Falling Waters State Park

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September 28, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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September 29, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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September 30, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 01, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 02, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 03, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 04, 2014

CAMP HELEN HISTORY TOUR
Camp Helen State Park

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October 04, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 05, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 05, 2014

MOON OVER MACLAY
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 06, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 07, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 08, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 09, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 10, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 11, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 11, 2014

CACHES, CRITTERS & CARS
Falling Waters State Park

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October 11, 2014

MEDICINAL PLANT WALK
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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October 12, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 13, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 14, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 15, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 16, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 17, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 17, 2014

STAR GAZING BY THE SHORE
Henderson Beach State Park

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October 18, 2014

EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Big Lagoon State Park

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October 18, 2014

JUNIOR RANGER DAY
St. Andrews State Park

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October 18, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 19, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 20, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 21, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 22, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 23, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 24, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 25, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 26, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 27, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 28, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 29, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 30, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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October 31, 2014

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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November 01, 2014

CAMP HELEN HISTORY TOUR
Camp Helen State Park

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November 14, 2014

SPIRIT OF THE CAVERNS
Florida Caverns State Park

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November 15, 2014

SPIRIT OF THE CAVERNS
Florida Caverns State Park

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November 15, 2014

JUNIOR RANGER DAY
St. Andrews State Park

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November 15, 2014

MORNING NATURE WALK
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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December 06, 2014

CAMP HELEN HISTORY TOUR
Camp Helen State Park

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December 06, 2014

BIKE RIDE TO HIDDEN SPRING
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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December 13, 2014

HISTORIC GLASS BOTTOM BOAT CRUISE
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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December 27, 2014

MORNING NATURE WALK
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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March 07, 2015

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

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March 08, 2015

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Date: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Description:

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic   State Park, in partnership with the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc., invites you to the 38th annual reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge. The event commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War battle which took place 12 miles south of Tallahassee. Early on the morning of March 6, 1865, shots rang out in southern Leon County where the St. Marks River temporarily flows underground then reemerges, thus forming a natural bridge; these shots marked the opening skirmish of the Battle of Natural Bridge. Over the course of the day, Union troops, including the 2nd and 99th United States Colored Troops (USCT), attempted to charge over the Natural Bridge. Each charge was repulsed by murderous artillery and small arms fire by the Confederate defenders. By days end, Union forces retreated to the protection of the Federal fleet at St. Marks. Tallahassee became the only Southern Capital east of the Mississippi River not to succumb to military capture by Union Troops during the American Civil War. On Saturday, March 7th, event guests will mingle with civil war reenactors and observe a Confederate-Union skirmish, cavalry demonstrations, artillery shows and medical treatment examples. Sunday, March 8th,  will be the official Opening Ceremonies and Dedication, followed by a full-scale reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments, including hamburgers, hotdogs, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase both days beginning at 12:00 p.m. Parking is available at the park.

Participation Requirements

Fees: Park entrance fees will be waived for the event. The CSO will accept donations of $3.00 per person for adults and $1.00 for children under the age of six.

Contact: (850) 922-6007, visit www.floridastateparks.org/NaturalBridge or www.nbhscso.com

Directions:

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historical State Park is located six miles east of Woodville, off State Road 363 on Natural Bridge Road.

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