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Saturday, October 7, 2017

31st Annual Coastal Cleanup @ Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free Entry to Coastal Cleanup volunteer participants.

More Information:
(954) 519-1218

Located in the Southeast region at:
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
6503 North Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Join volunteers across the globe in participating in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The Cleanup takes place in over 104 countries around the world. The Cleanup efforts at Mizell Johnson will focus on the beach, the wooded areas, the picnic area, and portions of the Intracoastal waterway.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, either rain or shine, as we will only cancel the Cleanup due to a tropical storm system resulting in a Watch or Warning. Call ( 954) 519-1218 for cancellation information. To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and water.

 When you arrive at the gate, tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Once in the park, make your first left and sign in at the boat ramp.

Additional Information:

Email coastalcleanup@broward.org to register for this year's cleanup event. Please include your name, contact information, organization, site at which you wish to participate, and number of attendees.

SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, October 7, 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

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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! 

 

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Quilt, Heritage Plant Sale & Collectors Day @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EDT

Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car.  Honor box, cash only.

More Information:
Sandra Cashes, (352) 472-1142, sandra.cashes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

                                  Dudley Farm Quilt Day & Heritage Nursery Plant Sale & Collectors

                                                 -Visitors are invited to view period quilts -

Dudley Farm Historic State Park will host its Annual Quilt Day event on October 7, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year we will have a demonstration of the ‘quilt as you go’ technique beginning at 10 a.m. Two “bed-turnings” featuring the Katherine Armstrong Quilt Collection at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Also including the Levy County Quilt Museum, quilt groups and quilts for sale.

Don’t forget our popular heritage plant sale by the Friends of Dudley Farm featuring flowering plants for your garden.

We also have collectors displaying their unique collections of the era.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Friends of Dunns Creek Volunteer Workday @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm EDT

Free entry for volunteers.

More Information:
Raymond Presley, (386) 329-3721, raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

Park staff and the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are hosting a Volunteer Work Day! Projects will vary from month to month, however they will mostly focus on trail maintenance, park maintenance, and resource management, such as removal of invasive plants and preparing prescribed fire zones for burns.

No experience is necessary. We will provide all of the training you need and will supply all of the materials and tools. Bring your family and friends as we enjoy the outdoors! By volunteering for this event, you and your family will also have free access to the park for the day.

Please wear sturdy footwear (no open toed shoes) and clothing appropriate for working outdoors. Insect repellent and long pants are highly recommended as participants will be exposed to ticks and mosquitoes while working. We are asking that all participants bring a re-usable water bottle.

Volunteers will meet at the day use picnic area in the main park (located off Sisco Road), unless otherwise noted. Contact the park office at (386) 329-3721 to verify meeting location.

For more information on the Friends of Dunns Creek, please visit www.friendsofdunnscreek.org.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Art in the Park @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

Park admission: $5.00 per car load, up to 8 people

More Information:
Janeen Mayes, Gift Shop Manager (386) 397-1920

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Fun-filled day of Art and Activities for ALL ages! Artists Displays, Craft Demonstrations, Music, Kid's Painting area, Face Painting, Sidewalk Chalk Drawings, Food Concessions and Vendors, Gainesville Civic Chorus Chamber Singers and more
 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Family Challenge Saturdays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Standard park admission fees apply however there are no additional fees for programming.

More Information:
Ranger Station 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 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. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:45am 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 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. The 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.

"Rollin' Through the Decades" - an Antique and Vintage RV Show- CANCELLED @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Event is free with regular park admission

More Information:
For more 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

 

** Event cancelled due to weather.  Please watch for potential rain date in the future.**

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to view vintage and antique RVs and campers.  Enjoy presentations, demos and activities from camping related vendors.  Participants will also get to visit with performer Tim Jackson. 

Event is free with regular park admission. For more information contact the Ranger Station 850-267-8330

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Tour is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.

Additional Information:

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.

Fall Festival 2017- CANCELLED @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm CDT

$2.00 per person. Ages 6 and under are free.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850)233-5058

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

 

**Event cancelled due to weather.**

Sure, summer season is over but that doesn't mean the fun should come to an end! The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are hosting their 2nd Annual Fall Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Camp Helen State Park. This event is a delightful and unforgettable way to spend a fall day with family and friends. The event will feature food, live music, face painting, games, arts and crafts for children, cake walk, and much more. The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are also hosting a Pumpkin Patch fund raiser and will have pumpkins for sale that day.

Parking at the state park will be limited to those who need accessible parking. All others are requested to park at Winn-Dixie and ride the free shuttle to the event. Winn-Dixie is at the junction of U.S. 98 and Front Beach Road, a mile east of Phillips Inlet Bridge and about 5 miles west of Highway 79. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Full Moon Kayak Tour @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"Come paddle under the full moon with the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center! Offered monthly, your knowledgable Tour Guide will supply you with all the equipment and instruction needed prior to launching into a beautiful mangrove cove. We will paddle under the full moon for 1 hour with illuminated colorful lights on each vessel lighting the way, followed by a Bonfire Beach Party. Roast S'mores, go for a swim and enjoy nature.

The Full Moon Kayak Tour is 2 hours and 30 minutes in total and cost $50.00 per Adult or $40.00 per College Student. Price includes equipment and Tour Guides."

Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact launch times.

Haunted Moon Light Hike @ Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

$5.00 per person.

More Information:
Ranger Station: 352-473-4701.

Located in the Northeast region at:
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

This is a scary hike!  Please use discretion in bringing children.  Hike is approximately 1 mile long.  To ensure the safety for all participants, strollers and pets are prohibited.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Additional Information:

Closed toe shoes are recommended.

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SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, October 8, 2017 (All day)

$30.00 + tax

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"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.