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Special Events On the Suwannee River


Photograph of the stage and audience of the Florida Folk Festival.

Fanning Springs State Park

  • EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - RECYCLE YOUR JUNK INTO SOMETHING USEFILL ... NOT LANDFILL
    Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Description:

     

    Earth Day Celebration - Recycle your junk into something “Usefill” ... not “Landfill”

    Come enjoy a presentation of recycled materials that have been converted into useful products.

    Items of Junk that were converted.
    1 used round glass wine bottle.
    1 chunk of wood.
    Used hay string.
    Elmer’s glue.
    Multiple pieces of broken colored glass.
    Colored aquarium gravel.
    = A beautiful multicolored living room night light.

    Items of Junk that were converted.
    1 piece of small wooden broom handle.
    2 hollow aluminum tent poles.
    1 piece of plastic coated cable.
    1 wooden dowel rod.
    1 small threaded screw.
    1 bolt and nut.
    1 piece of 10 speed bicycle rubber inner tube.
    1 plastic end tip of a walking cane.
    1 small bottle of super glue.
    = A Venomous snake capture stick.

    Items of Junk that were converted.
    2 flat metal bands from a Scotty’s Lumber delivery truck.
    1 small used propane torch.
    Large and small Philips pan head screws.
    2 bent and straightened iron gate hinges.
    Small brass upholstery nails.
    1 pure silver American dollar as the center piece.
    1 metal office chair bracket.
    Clear polyurethane varnish.
    2 mop handles.
    4 carriage bolts.
    4 brass coated curtain rod ends.
    Drywall screws.
    4 pieces of wooden 2x4.
    Multiple boards of wood from pallets.
    Small brass toilet tank chain.
    Lag bolts.
    1 piece of copper coated steel lightning arrester rod.
    2 pieces of misc. spruce board.
    = A beautiful old style 1800s Captains trunk as furniture for a home.


    Fees: Regular park admission.
    Contact: For more information, call 352-463-3420.

Manatee Springs State Park

  • EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT
    Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Description:

    Manatee Springs State Park welcomes you to celebrate Earth Day with a nature scavenger hunt.  Stop by the Ranger Station and pick up a scavenger work sheet; complete it and return it for a prize.

    You will need the following items:  sun screen, bug repellant and smiles!

    This event will be ongoing all day long!

    For more information, call 352-493-6072 or email Teri.I.Graves@dep.state.fl.us

    Happy hunting!

    Download the flyer:  Scavenger Hunt Flyer (PDF - 0.37KB)

    Scavenger Hunt Flyer - Large Print (PDF - 0.21KB)


    Fees: Regular park admission applies.
    Contact: For more information, call 352-493-6072.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

  • CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
    Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Description:

     

    Stephen Foster Campfire Programs

    -Making memories on fire at a time-

     

    Stephen foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host its First Annual Campfire Programs series beginning on 3/8/2014 through 5/10/2014 on varying Saturday’s.

     

    April dates will be:

    4/12/14 – Turtle on Turtle’s

    4/19/14 – A Truly Traditional Campfire Program

    4/26/2014 – The Wild Flowers of White Springs

     

    Park Rangers will be presenting programs on several different topics including campfire basics, folk story-telling, prehistoric technology, the origins of food, and much more all around the glow of a campfire.

    This is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends while learning about some of Florida’s natural and cultural heritages.  These programs are free with regular park admission of $5.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people).  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to Stephen Foster’s Campground.  Parking will be available at the multi-use trail head parking area.

      


    Fees: This event is free with regular park admission of $5.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people).
    Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.

Suwannee River State Park

  • HIKE WITH A RANGER
    Date: Saturday, May 03, 2014
    Description:

    Come explore Suwannee Rivers State Park! Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you wander down the various trails on a Ranger led hike. 

     

    The Lime Sink Run Trail

    Approximate Distance: 1 Mile

     

    Enjoy the beauty of Suwannee River State Park as you follow this winding trail that runs adjacent to the Lime Sink Run.  Enjoy the majestic Live Oaks, Magnolias, and even our Champion White Ash tree as you learn about the river, the springs, and the wonderful history of the Suwannee River State Park.

     

    For more information, call 386-362-2746 or email rianna.elliott@dep.state.fl.us


    Fees: $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 passengers.
    Contact: For more information, call 386-362-2746.
Outfitters / Supplies Florida State Parks

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Suwannee River Water Management District, and the counties, cities, businesses and citizens of the Suwannee River Basin.

The listing of these private partners is for information purposes only and not an endorsement of that partner by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida State Parks or the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
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