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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Saltwater Fishing Workshops @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:00pm EDT

The workshop is $20 per participant.  

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Located in the Central region at:
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL, FL 32137

Join us for our Beginner's Saltwater Fishing Workshop for adults on Thursdays from 9-12, and youth on Fridays from 9-12!  On July 7, 14, 21, or 28th Adults 18 and over can learn how to identify fish, use a rod, reel, and tackle, and apply conservation tips while fishing.  Youth workshops ages 8-17 will be offered Fridays July 8, 15, 22, or 29th.  We will supply everything!  Registration is required by calling 386-446-6783 or emailing 


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Mangrove Walk @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

FREE with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Come take a walk through the trees that help hold south Florida together! Learn about the different types of Mangrove trees and how they are vital to the health of our local ecosystem. The walk will take place in and around the mangroves.

Additional Information:

We recommend bringing shoes that can get wet, bug spray, water, sunscreen, and a towel. Reservations recommended.

Mangrove Walk Participation Requirements

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

Park entry fee is $3.00 per car, which is the only fee necessary to attend the ice cream event.  If you would like to take an historic house tour, it is $3.00 per adult, $2.00 per child (6-12 years.)  Cash or check only. House tour times are 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM and 4PM.

More Information:
Carrie Tood, Park Ranger (352)466-3672

Located in the Northeast region at:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

Join us as we demonstrate and taste Marjorie Rawlings' recipe for mango ice cream!  Staff and visitors will be hand cranking & churning this welcome treat on a hot summer's day.  Rawlings liked to make this for herself and her friends, but of course the whole batch had to be eaten before it melted, so we will too!

Additional Information:

It is anticipated that the ice cream will be ready for consumption at 11AM and again at 3PM. To participate in the hand cranking, come approximately 30-60 minutes prior to these times.

Participation Requirements

Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT

Standard entrance/admission fees for will apply for day use visitors. For campers that are staying here at Topsail there is no fee. There is no additional program participation fee. Donations to the Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to help defray the cost of consumable supplies are appreciated and accepted.

More Information:
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park at 850-267-8330.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Make learning fun for the children that are visiting the park by participating in a variety of environmental, educational arts and crafts projects and games. Some of the craft projects will include the use of hot glue guns. Children will learn about wildlife, park history, beach, bike safety and other topics... Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. The program has a maximum capacity of 25, sign up at the Camp Store. The program will take place inside the Clubhouse.

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