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Friday, August 19, 2016

Volunteer Garden Workdays - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Visitors that volunteer do not pay park admission but they must fill out an application.

More Information:
Jeff Kneisley, 352-236-7156 or jeffrey.kneisley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Summer 2016 volunteer workdays will be every Friday in one of the gardens at the Main Entrance.

A water keg will be provided but please bring your own water bottle. Gardening gloves will also be provided.

If this is your first time volunteering at the park, please let the ticket booth know that you are here for the garden workday and they will direct you to the gardens.

Locations for the different workdays will be as follows:
July 22 - Rock Garden
July 29 - Wildflower Garden
Aug 05 - Wildflower Garden
Aug 12 - Camellia Garden
Aug 19 - Osceola Garden
Aug 26 - Crossroads Garden and Mammoth Deck
Sept 02 - Wildflower Garden
Sept 09 - Reflections Garden and Fire & Water Garden
Sept 16 - Rock Garden

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm EDT

Park entry fees apply.

Canoe rental $17 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.

Single Kayak $15 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6. 

Double Kayak $20 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6. 

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Explore the natural wonders of the Loxahatchee River. Rent a canoe or kayak at the park's River Store or bring your own and join us for a fun and leisurely paddle. Registration is required. 

Additional Information:

For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.

Florida Manatee talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a park ranger for an interesting and informative talk about the Florida Manatee. Learn about Florida’s gentle giants and the threats they face. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Art in the Park @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am CDT

At this time the standard park entrance/admission fees are being paid by Walton County, Tourist Development Council. There is a program fee of $25.00 which can be paid at the Park's Camp Store or at the CSO, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, website which you can access here.

More Information:
For questions, email the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at friendsofthsp@gmail.com

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

Join a talented local artisan, Cindi Newhouse, at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and create an acrylic painting. The class needs a minimum of 5 participants to occur and has a maximum size of 10. Registration is due no later than August 17th and the $25.00 fee for supplies and instruction and can be paid in the park's Camp Store or at the CSO, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, website which you can access here. Upon entrance to the park the staff at the Ranger Station will be able to direct you to the program location.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Be sure to wear appropriate attire for the type of activity.