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Friday, September 9, 2016

Volunteer Garden Workdays - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, September 9, 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

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, September 9, 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.

Sea Turtle Talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, September 9, 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 to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Trail Hike @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm CDT

Standard park entrance/admission fees will apply. There is no additional fee for program participation.

More Information:
For additional information contact the Ranger Station 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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy a guided hike while learning about some of the plant species at the park. Participants will hike through several of the plant communities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park while following a section of the Turpentine Trail.  The hike will include traversing a section of the paved Biking/Nature Trail and a visit to Campbell Lake. Check in at the Ranger Station. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Please make sure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and that you are wearing comfortable, close toed shoes. Make sure that you have sunscreen, insect repellent and adequate drinking water. In the event of severe weather outdoor programs may be cancelled or changed to an indoor presentation at The Clubhouse.