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Friday, September 16, 2016

Volunteer Garden Workdays - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, September 16, 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 Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:30am EDT

Free with park entry fee of $2.00

Kayak Rentals:  $26.50 for single, $37.10 for double

More Information:
Park Office: (772) 219-1880

Located in the Southeast region at:
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Offshore Island
Port Salerno, FL 34997

Experience St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park by way of kayak.  This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands.  You will paddle through mangrove lined creeks, and the tour will visit a pristine, undeveloped beach.  Your guide will point out various plant and animal species, including some that are rare or endangered,  as well as providing insight into the management activities used at the park.  Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Tour is approximately 3 hours long.  

Additional Information:

Reservations are required please contact park office.

What to bring: drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and bug repellent.  No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, September 16, 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.

Moon Rise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm EDT

Program is free with park admission!

More Information:

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Join us for a moon rise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars for as spectacular view and camera for beautiful photo opportunities!  We meet at the  beachside day use pavilion and stroll to the beach using the boardwalk located behind the pavilion and wait for the moon to appear. If you prefer, you can view the moon from the overlook.

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park.  

You can RSVP at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

International coastal clean up day @

Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day)

Normal entry fees apply

More Information:
Keely Final (305) 872 9807

Located in the region at:
, FL

The Woman of the Moose (Marathon Chapter) is doing a coastal clean-up at Bahia Honda State Park. These wonderful local volunteers have adopted the beaches at Bahia Honda and come every year to help keep them clean on international coastal clean-up day. There are miles of shoreline here and additional help is welcome.

Please feel free to come walk the beaches in our park as your contribution to international coastal clean-up day.

Additional Information:

This is a self guided clean-up that contributes to the international coastal clean up day. We have 2.5 miles of shoreline at Bahia Honda State Park and we would be grateful for the help to keep this beautiful beach clean and healthy.

Please make sure you have good water shoes, sunscreen and drinking water.

If you need a trash bag please inquire at the Nature Center.