Birding with Ken Tracy @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:30am to 12:00pm EDT
$3.00 for park entrance, please bring exact change. Suggested $10.00 donation to the CSO for putting together this amazing opportunity. The Citizens Support Organization raises money to support the park, to join please visit https://saltspringsalliance.wildapricot.org/ ,
Welcome to Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park! On September 16, 2017, our Citizen Support Organization will be hosting a birding hike at 10333 Scenic Drive, Port Richey, FL . This will be a unique opportunity to explore areas of the park that are not accessible to the public due to the remoteness of the locations. Avid birder Ken Tracy will lead this hike and will be assisted by several other Audubon members. Ken Tracy spent 10 years as the president of the West Pasco Audubon Society, has produced 3 published manuscripts on local bird watching, and has a lifetime of experience. Ken has determined that September 16th will be prime migration time for spotting warblers, vireos, and flycatchers. You will be in areas where the elusive Black Rail has been spotted as well! This will be a fund raising hike for our CSO and there will be a suggested $10.00 donation collected at the start of the hike. We plan to limit this hike to 25 enthusiastic birders/hikers so we recommend that you sign up early. In order to get your name on the registration list please email Park Manager Adam Belden at email@example.com. Please note that the $3.00 entrance fee will be required at the Scenic Parking lot and you will need exact change.
This hike will go off trail in several areas and you will need to be able to hike for a distance of 3 miles. We recommend that you bring plenty of water, bug spray, hiking shoes that can get dirty and wet, binoculars, a camera, and a strong sense of adventure!
Nature Hike with David @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Call the Ranger Station at 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman's fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.
September 16, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The beginning of the great wildflower show underneath the Longleaf pine trees.
October 21, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
See the Sandhill wildflowers at their best, including Blazing Star, Paintbrush, Summer’s Farewell, Yellow Buttons, Golden Asters and Blue Sage.
November 18, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The wildflower show is tapering off but the endemic shrub Garberia heterophylla persists with its wonderful rose-purple tubular flowers. You will be amazed at all the insects they attract.
December 16, 2017: Meet at the Swamp Trailhead.
Focus on seeing the terrestrial Shadow Witch Orchid and the peculiar homes of the Purseweb Spider.
January 20, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Learn about the five different species of pine trees found in the park as well as the endemic Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetle that digs down in the sandy soil from five to almost eight feet deep.
February 17, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The walk will focus on the earliest flowering shrubs and trees such as the Eastern Red Bud and the Flatwoods Plum.
March 17, 2018: Meet at the Sink Hole Trailhead.
Let’s count trees! No, not every tree, but how many different species are in these woodlands.
April 21, 2018: Meet at the River Trailhead.
On the way to the Silver River you will see the Pinkroot wildflower and the arboreal Manatee Tree Snail. With luck you may see the Prothonotary Warbler, formerly known as the Golden Swamp Warbler.
May 19, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Resident songbirds such as the Pine Warbler and Summer Tanager will sing their little heads off while you walk through the piney woods.
Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access any of the trailheads.
Sturdy walking shoes, a canteen and insect repellant is suggested. No pets, please. This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Call the ranger station for the latest information.
National Public Lands Day: Charlotte Harbor Coastal Cleanup @ Charlotte Harbor Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
On National Public Lands Day, the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park will be participating in the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup in partnership with Keep Charlotte Beautiful. For further information please visit their website: http://keepcharlottebeautiful.net/
International Coastal Cleanup @ San Marcos de Apalache Historic State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Entrance fee to the museum is waived for participants
Bonnie Allen, Event Coordinator (850) 925-6216 or email Bonnie.Allen@dep.state.fl.us
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park invites you to work with Park Rangers and Keep Wakulla Couny Beautiful to clean up along the shores of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers.
Participant may bring a canoe or kayak if they wish. Please bring hat, sunscreen and wear closed-toed or water shoes.
Garbage bags, gloves, repellent and water will be provided.
National Public Lands Day: Coastal Cleanup @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am EDT
Jim Zimmerman 239-580-8319
Join Delnor-Wiggins and Keep Collier Beautiful for the annual Coastal Cleanup! Volunteers will be cleaning up the park and beach areas. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the park and for the environment.
2017 International Coastal Cleanup @ Charlotte Harbor Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
The Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park will be participating in the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup in partnership with Keep Charlotte Beautiful. For further information please visit their website: http://keepcharlottebeautiful.net/
Coastal Cleanup - Crystal River Preserve - Ozello Trail @ Crystal River Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:15am to 12:00pm EDT
No fee, volunteer event.
Marla.L.Chancey@dep.state.fl.us (352) 228-6028
Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to remove roadside debris along the 10 mile stretch of County Road 494 (Ozello trail) which runs through the heart of the Preserve. Last year 93 dedicated volunteers from ages 8 to 80 picked up 750 pounds of debris in 3 hours. If you would like to help keep pollution from impacting the rivers, marshes and hammock islands that keep the Nature Coast natural, call the Preserve and ask for Marla Chancey or Samantha Roberts-Swartz at 352 228 6028. Large groups or individuals are welcome to join our team but must complete Citrus County's hold harmless paperwork prior to the close of business on September 8th, 2017.
National Public Lands Day: Internation Coast Cleanup Day @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am EDT
Park entrance is Free with pariticipation in cleanup.
Participants will be provided with all needed supplies to clean up specified areas of the shoreline in Fort Clinch State Park. This 2-hour event will ensure the safety of local wildlife and aid in keeping our beach ecosystem healthy and thriving. Park admission is free for event participants. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recommended.
International Coastal Clean-Up @ Bald Point State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT
Fees will be waived for participants.
Emory Maxwell, Event Coordinator Phone: 850-349-9146 or E-mail: Emory.Maxwell@dep.state.fl.us
Come join Bald Point State Park in the 2017 Coastal Clean-Up! Bald Point will be hosting a clean-up site in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and Franklin County. Participants will work with park staff to remove trash from the shorelines around Bald Point State Park and the surrounding areas. This event is a great way to gain service hours, give back to the community, and help protect our natural waterways. Individuals and groups are welcome!
Participants should bring sun screen, insect repellent, protective clothing, a sun hat, and water safe close-toed shoes and a full water bottle.
The park will provide trash bags, gloves, and extra drinking water.
Some areas are water-access only. If you would like to bring a canoe or kayak, please contact the park in advance.
Coastal Cleanup @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT
Entrance fees will be waived for participants.
Joshua Hodson (850) 927-2111
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park along with the Apalachicola Riverkeepers will host a coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The Apalachicola Riverkeepers coastal cleanup is a countywide effort aimed at cleaning our shores and educating beach goers. Participants will help to pick up litter along the shorelines of St George Island State Park. This will be a great day to bring the family to the park for a rewarding experience.
We will be meeting at the Entrance Station. Participants should wear or bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, work or close-toed water shoes. Volunteers will be provided trash bags, gloves, data cards, snacks, water and t-shirts while supplies last.
Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup @ Hillsborough River State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
No fees for volunteers. All volunteers will be required to complete a Florida Park Service Volunteer Application upon arrival.
Park Services Specialist, Alex Kinder: firstname.lastname@example.org
On September 16th, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Hillsborough River State Park will be participating in the 30th Annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup event. Volunteers are needed to assist in the cleanup of debris from the river and our trails that follow the river. Volunteers that wish to canoe/kayak along the river to collect debris will need to bring their own canoe, life jacket, and oars; or they may be rented from our concession.
Please register prior to the event.
Unlike a typical litter removal event, the annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientist for a Day.”
With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection and activism, volunteers collect items and record the data to identify the number and type of littered items, the overall tonnage of debris removed from each site and the amount of recyclable materials diverted from ending up in our landfills. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, assess projects that are needed in the area and develop awareness of these needs within the local communities who share these waterways. Data is shared with Keep America Beautiful, the Ocean Conservancy as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.
Work clothes and shoes are required. Water, sunscreen and bug spray are suggested.
International Coastal Cleanup @ Perdido Key State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Regular park entrance fees are waived for participants in the event.
Big Lagoon State Park Ranger Station (850) 492-1595
Perdido Key State Park is proud to once again partner with the Perdido Key Association for our annual Coastal Cleanup! Volunteers are needed to help remove trash and debris from local beaches and sand dunes during this one day event. This year's event will focus on areas of Perdido Key from the National Park boundary to the Flora-Bama restaurant.
Please register the morning of the event at the booth located at Perdido Key State Park's WEST use area, 15301 Perdido Key Drive.
National Public Lands Day/International Coastal Cleanup 2017 @ Florida Keys Overseas Heritage TrailSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
To register please call Becky (305) 853-3571 or email Rebecca.email@example.com
September 16, 2017 is International Coastal Cleanup Day! Each year during this event, hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide help to rid our nearshore lands and waterways of marine debris. Marine debris is not only unsightly but also very harmful to the sensitive Florida Keys’ ecosystems. Come learn a little about marine debris and help clean up the Channel 5 bridge located at MM 71. Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Staff will meet participants at the south parking area of the Channel 5 Bridge. Please park in the paved parking lot on the south side of the Channel 5 Bridge. After the cleanup, we will join several other cleanup groups at Long Key State Park for a hotdog and hamburger cookout to celebrate our hard work. Pre-registration is preferred.
Volunteers should be dressed for working in hot and sunny Key’s weather, closed toed shoes are required (no flip flops). Hats, sunscreen, and work gloves are recommended. Please bring a refillable water bottle. Water Coolers will be provided for refills. A vegetarian lunch option will be available. Upon registration please indicate if you would prefer a vegetarian lunch.
International Coastal Clean Up @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Entrance fees will be refunded to all participants in the coastal clean up.
Park Office, (850) 227-1327
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will celebrate International Coastal Clean Up Day on September 16, 2017. The park will be organizing a clean up on the shores of St. Joe Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come join the world wide effort to clean the coast of human debris. Those interested in participating in the coastal clean up should meet in the pavilion at Eagle Harbor 9am Saturday, September 16, 2017. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. September 6, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of T. H. Stone Memorial State Park. Come out and honor the park's anniversary by participating in a shoreline cleanup.
Wading shoes, sun screen, bug repelent, and clothing you are willing to get wet and soiled are highly suggested.
Coastal Clean-Up Day @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Park admission and canoe rental fees waived for registered participants.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Koreshan State Historic Site, Keep Lee County Beautiful, College of Life Foundation, and the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site would like to invite one and all to ensure the Estero River remains beautiful and remains a safe habitat for the native inhabitants who live and rely upon the river for survival. A river cleanup will be held on September 16th to celebrate The International Coastal Cleanup in collaboration with Keep Lee County Beautiful’s county wide coastal cleanup. To register for the Coastal Cleanup event on September 16th please contact the park's ranger station at (239) 992-0311. Register early to reserve your spot! Canoes can accommodate 2-3 people. Paddlers who own their own gear are encouraged to register and participate. Pre-registration for this event is required, spaces are limited.
To register for the Coastal Cleanup event on September 16th please contact the park's ranger station at (239) 992-0311.
Do you want to help clean our coasts, but rather help from land than water? Please contact Keep Lee County Beautiful at (239) 334-3488 for a coastal cleanup near you on September 16th! Pre-registration for this event is required, spaces are limited.
Coastal Cleanup @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with Event Registration.
Park Services Specialist Jackie Turner, 850-561-7281
Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer service event to remove litter from our rivers and oceans for the protection of our wildlife. Volunteers are needed at Wakulla Springs State Park to assist the park's Citizen's Support Organization, the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park, to remove litter from their adopted section of road that borders the park and leads to the Wakulla River.
Meet at the park's side gate on Hwy 61.
Volunteers need to provide work clothes and shoes. Work gloves and a water bottle are also suggested and encouraged.
Following the event, volunteers are invited to attend the Coastal Cleanup Celebration in Panacea which is sponsored by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. Attendees will receive a Coastal Cleanup t-shirt and lunch.
Registration is required. Please register to be a part of this event by calling Jackie Turner at 850-561-7281.
Keep Sarasota Beautiful (International Coastal Clean-Up Day) @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free event & park entry for registered participants.
Registration opens early August. Contact Sarasota County to register (941) 861-5000.
Participate in coastal clean-up. Paddle or walk along South Creek picking up trash on the banks or pick up trash by walking the shores of the freshwater lakes.
Canoes are provided but limited. Visit https://www.scgov.net/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/505/ for more information.
Spanish-American War Living History Weekend @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
Park Entrance $6.00/vehicle Fort Entrance $2.00/person
Join us for a Living History Weekend commemorating the use of Fort Clinch during the Spanish-American War. The Fort will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the armament and period military equipment.
International Coastal Clean-up at Gamble Rogers @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Park entrance fees are waived for participants.
Ranger Station, 386-517-2086
Join us for the 2017 International Coastal Clean at Gamble Rogers. Sponsored by the Ocean Convservancy, this event provides an opportunity for volunteers to remove trash from the world's beaches and waterways, and recording the findings. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.
SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT
Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $40.00+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor
Do you want to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard?? Come learn the foundations of beautiful sport at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center, located within the Oleta River State Park. "Walk on Water" through Mangrove Creeks leading out to Biscayne Bay. Our knowledgable "SUP" instructor will provide you with a 10 minute on land lesson, including the anatomy of the board. Learn how to properly launch and mount your board followed by slowly coming to the upright standing position. You will learn proper paddling technique, how to handle adverse weather conditions and how to help another paddler in need.
Don't be intimidated! This watersport is easier than it looks. Pick up a new hobby while meeting other local outdoor adventurists!
Torreya State Park International Coastal Cleanup @ Torreya State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
No fee required at Aspalaga boat ramp.
Torreya State Park will be participating in the International Coastal Clean-up on September 16th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Participants should meet at the Aspalaga boat ramp located on Aspalaga Road. We will be collecting trash along the area at the boat ramp. Garbage bags will be provided.
Bring water, snacks, gloves, sunscreen, and wear work boots (no open toe shoes). Participants are also encouraged to bring a bucket to collect trash. Periodically emptying bucket into bags minimizes the use of plastic bags and is easier to manuever over rough terrain.
Spend Your Morning With A Park Ranger @ Fanning Springs State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Program free with paid Park Admission.
$6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4 for a single occupant vehicle.
$2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Ranger Station: 352-463-3420
Spend the morning with a Ranger!!! Come enjoy a morning discussing various topics with a Park Ranger. Topics may range from Manatee’s in the spring to ecological fires in the forest.
Literacy Month Reading Trail @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
$4 per vehicle - no additional charge for the hike
Ranger Station 352-955-2008
Come out to the Millhopper for a self-guided hike along Sink Trail. In celebration of Literacy Month we have created a "Reading Trail" with six stops - each revealing a piece of the Legend of Devil's Millhopper.
Fishing Class @ Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Park admission fees apply.
Park Staff, (850)-833-9144
Join Bass Pro Shop every Saturday during September 2017 for a unique opportunity to take a fishing class. Participants should meet at the boat ramp at 8:00 a.m. for a demonstration of how to use a cast net to catch bait. Afterwards, participants will walk over to a nearby pavilion where there is a small strip of beach to fish from. All bait and tackle will be provided, but participants do need a Florida Saltwater Fishing License.
Space is limited to 10 people and there will be a sign up sheet in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. The spaces for the class are on a first come first serve basis. Please remember to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and any drinks or snacks you will require. Dress appropriately, you will get wet.
International Coastal Beach Cleanup @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free park entry for all participants
Park Office: (772) 219-1880
Join members of the Florida Conservation Corps AmeriCorps in celebrating National Public Lands Day alongside the International Coastal Cleanup at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. We will be walking the beach and picking up residual debris alongside other activities including an interpretive program discussing existing native and non-native flora and fauna. Meeting time is 9:00 AM at the ranger station/park dock.
Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle and wear appropriate clothing (closed toed shoes are not necessary, sandals are recommended.) Water for refills, gloves and trash pickers will be provided.
National Public Lands Day - International Coastal Cleanup - Lake Powell @ Camp Helen State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:15pm CDT
Park entry fees will be waived for participants.
Camp Helen State Park (850) 233-5059
The Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA) together with the St. Andrew Bay Resource Management Association (RMA), Friends of Camp Helen State Park, Bay County Audubon and our local neighborhoods invite you to participate in a community effort to cleanup Lake Powell. After the cleanup, learn about the LPCA’s conservation efforts and smile for a group photo. Free t-shirts and pizza will be given to the first 75 volunteers to register.
Individuals and teams are welcome. Participants will be given a choice of areas to clean up with access by walking, wading, boating, or paddling. So, JOIN the TEAM / KEEP it CLEAN.
Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 16th at the Lake Powell Park (boat ramp behind Publix) or at Camp Helen State Park. The cleanup will last until noon.
What to bring: closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, 'grabber', work gloves, water, and snacks.
Please consider bringing your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the armada of cleanup crews. If you do bring your watercraft, please bring required life jackets, whistle, and safety devices.
We will provide: vinyl gloves, garbage bags, data cards, coffee and donuts, water, and snacks.
Please see Participation Requirements.
8:00 - 9:00 am -- Sign-in and Orientation
9:00 - 12:00 noon -- Lake Clean-up
12:00 - Group Photo
International Coastal Cleanup Day @ Long Key State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
To register please call Heather at (305) 664-4815 or email Heather.Linn@dep.state.fl.us
On September 16 hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide will be scouring the waterways for trash as they participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers. Consider this your personal invitation to volunteer for the Florida Keys chapter of the International Coastal Cleanup Day this year. At Long Key we will pickup trash along the shoreline then enjoy a hotdog and hamburger grill for lunch in celebration of a successful day's work! Pre-registration is preferred.
Volunteers should bring work gloves, wear suncreen and a hat, and wear shoes that can get wet. Please bring your own water bottle - water coolers will be provided for refills. A vegetarian lunch option will be available.
Literacy Day: Reading Under the Trees @ De Leon Springs State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Regular park admission fees apply
Ranger Station: 386-985-4212
Celebrate the power of reading at DeLeon Springs State Park's Literacy Day event!
Saturday, September 16th from 10:00am - 2:00 pm. The day will feature guest authors, readings of children’s books, and free books/magazines for everyone to take home. All children are invited to participate in the Visitor Center Scavenger hunt, as well as join a special giveaway drawing!
Come to DeLeon Springs State Park for a day of reading fun for everyone!
The park's goal is to provide access to the event for people of all abilities. If you have a special needs, please contact the park before your arrival.
Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.
Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.
Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.
Scarecrows 101 @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
The program is free with paid park admission.
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to learn how to build a scarecrow in our Scarecrows 101 class. Ranger Chris will demonstrate different techniques used in putting together a scarecrow. He will cover the various types of scarecrows and materials you may choose to use when making your own guardian of the garden!
Fort Taylor Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Normal park admission applies.
Kevin Bowes, firstname.lastname@example.org (305) 292-6850
Come celebrate Florida's rich history on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month at Historic Fort Taylor, America's Southernmost Civil War Fortress. Join our re-enactors as they set up tents, clean their weapons and fire up the blacksmith shop. Climb the circular stairways and experience the harbor view just as the soldiers did in 1861. Walk down our cannon row and touch the actual cannons used to protect this Union stronghold. Tours will be available and public interaction is strongly recommended. Re-enactor participation varies by weekend and weather conditions. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Park Services Specialist Kevin Bowes at email@example.com.
International Coastal Cleanup @ St. Andrews State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Entrance fees waived for beach cleanup participants.
Main Park Office: (850)708-6100
Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers will assist the international effort by cleaning up both the bay and gulf sides of St. Andrews State Park.
Please remember to wear appropriate clothing, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a reusable water bottle. Water, trash bags, and gloves will be provided.
Trash to Treasure Craft Program at Gamble Rogers @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with paid park admission.
Ranger Station, 386-517-2086
Sea Turtle Awareness exhibit at Gamble Rogers @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with paid park admission
Ranger Station, 386-517-2086
Join us for our Sea Turtle Awareness exhibit at the beachside pavilion from 10 am - 12 pm. Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. There will be a park ranger available to answer questions. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come! You can register for this program at Eventbrite.
Junior Ranger Programs, 3rd Saturday Monthly, 10am - 11am @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
FREE with Park admittance.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger! Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. For more information call 239-992-0311, or visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/events/.
Parental presence required. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00 a.m. for a fun learning experience! Reservations requested, please call (239) 992-0311
Family Challenge Saturdays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT
Standard park admission fees apply however there are no additional fees for programming.
Ranger Station 850-267-8330
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy our Family Challenge Saturdays. Each Saturday of the month we invite visitors to come and participate in our “Geocache Topsail “& “Topsail Photo Scavenger Hunt” programs. You may choose to do one or both programs and return to the camp store to pick up a surprise at the end of your visit. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the camp store to pick up your program packets, you will need a gps or a smart phone capable of gps as well as a camera or smart phone for pictures.
International Coastal Clean Up Day - Beach Clean Up @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:15am to 11:00am CDT
Registered volunteers receive free admission during event.
Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call our beach home. Volunteers check in at Tram Stop #3 (after the 9am tram arrives). Bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle. Dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided. To register as a beach clean up volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming. You can also sign up for the park's digital newsletter about park programs, events and activities at the same time.
Park entrance is located at 7525 W. County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Beach clean up volunteers will need to park in the day use parking lot and either walk to the beach access or take the tram to tram station #3.
Hotel Thomas Porch Party @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Park: 352-466-3672 or the Thomas Center: 352-334-ARTS
From the Thomas Center event page: “The Hotel Thomas Porch Party will treat guests to traditional music and dance and some unconventional entertainment. Enjoy Sam and Eden in Concert with musical Guests Jessie and Lee Townsend, social dance, percussive dance demonstrations, crankie theater, and an old-time music jam. Come early for a picnic from the Vanarchy Sandwiches Food Truck and plenty of homemade pie. “
This is part of the series Cross Creek Rising: Consciousness of Land and Water. That will feature art and entertainment inspired by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Seashells of the Talbot Shores @ Little Talbot Island State ParkSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
No reservations are necessary and the program is free with $5 vehicle entrance fee.
Ranger Station, 904-251-2320
Join a park ranger to learn about the difference between a conch and a whelk, or a cockle and a clam. Discover how to identify many of the frequently found shells that wash up on the Talbot Islands State Parks shores.
The program will take place at Boardwalk #1 in the North Beach parking area of Little Talbot Island State Park.
SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State ParkSunday, September 17, 2017 (All day)
$30.00 + tax
"Come enjoy the combination of nature and exercise by joining our Stand Up Paddleboard YOGA Class offered every Sunday morning. Never Paddleboarded before? No problem, beginners welcome. Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $30+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor." Please contact BG Oleta River for exact times.