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Friday, November 4, 2016

Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00am CDT

Admission is free for project time.

More Information:
850-267-8330

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

Welcome to "Dirty Fridays" at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! Here is a wonderful, low-key volunteer opportunity to get a little dirty on the First Friday of every month while helping to beautify the park grounds! Projects include working in the butterfly garden, driveway medians and other fun landscape features that make Topsail one of a kind! Bring some water, gloves, insect repellent and a lunch to enjoy afterwards! Garden groups are always welcome to share in the fun!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, November 4, 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.

First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:00am EDT to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00am EDT

Program included with park entry.  

More Information:
386-446-6783

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

Join us the First Friday of each month for a ranger led Garden and History Tour of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  Visitors will meet in the Garden parking lot and the walk will begin at 10am.  Wear comfortable shoes for this 45min-1 hour walking tour.  Program included with park entry.  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements 

Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm EST

Regular park admission fees are separate from registration fees

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-672-5320

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Join the SWAMP mountain bike club in celebrating their 16th annual Fat Tire Festival at the park. This year the event has expanded and opened to the public. Visitors can enjoy a volunteer village, guided bike rides, skills clinics, food trucks and more.

Additional Information:

For additional information on registration and event details please visit www.SWAMPclub.org

Stargazing @ Henderson Beach State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm CDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 850-837-7550

Located in the Northwest region at:
Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies, as well as answer questions about the night sky. In addition, the club will set up their solar telescopes for safe viewing of the sun starting at 3:00pm. All ages are invited. The park gates will close at sunset, all those attending the viewing must arrive at the park prior to sunset in order to enter. If bringing a flashlight, it is recommended that it is covered with a red lens. This event is weather permitting.

Additional Information:

Attendees must enter park prior to sunset.

Participation Requirements

Astronomy Night @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm EDT

Cost is $3 per vehicle, $2 walk-in or annual park pass. 

More Information:
Kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us, 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Join our local Astronomy group, Nature Coast Amateur Astronomers, for a brief power point program followed by a night sky viewing with the aid of their telescopes. 

Additional Information:

Participants are recommended to bring a flashlight, insect repellant and a lawn chair.