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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FROGRS Guided Kayak Tour @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
  • The cost of the tour is $35 per person and includes the rental of a single kayak, tandem kayak or canoe. It will be $10 if you bring your own kayak.
  • Registration is limited to the first 12 people and payment is needed to secure your reservation.
  • Pay with a credit card online through PayPal, or make payment of cash or check at the ranger station.
  • The proceeds benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park (FROGRS), our community service organization.
  • Park admission for the day is not included.
  • To request assistance or information, please call (386) 517-2086 or email
More Information:
Ranger Station, 386-517-2086

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

Register now for our two-hour guided kayak tour exploring the salt marsh. Learn about the importance of this dynamic ecosystem while paddling peacefully in one of the park’s kayaks. All levels of experience are welcome. Participant's will receive a brief demonstration on: safety, gear requirements and basic kayaking techniques. Bring bug repellent, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Kids in double kayaks must be at least 12 years old. Kids in single kayaks must be at least 16 years old. Please call the park to register for this tour at 386-517-2086.

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Train to Become a Heritage Monitoring Scout @ Eden Gardens State Park

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm CDT

Free admission into the park if participating in the program.

More Information:
Nicole Grinnan, (850) 595-0050 ext. 103

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Eden Gardens State Park and The Florida Public Archaelogical Network invite you to become a Heritage Monitoring Scout! Help monitor heritage at risk with the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Hands-on training in archaelogical skills will be taught to help prepare scouts for monitoring missions around the state. Training will take place in the pavillion. Ask a ranger or volunteer for directions. This program is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP Nicole Grinnan, Public Archaeology Coordinator, Northwest Regionat at 850-595-0050 ext. I03 or email

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Please, be sure to bring water, snacks/lunch, sun protection, bug spray and wear closed toes shoes.

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Backyard Exotic Plants @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

The event is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to learn about exotic plants in your backyard. Ranger Chris will talk about exotic and invasive plants - what they are and why they need to be removed. He will cover the various types of invasive/exotic plants found in North Florida, demonstrate how to identify them, and describe the most effective methods for their eradication. 

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Gentle Yoga at Paynes Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm EDT

Class is free with park admission.  Donations are accepted and will go to Friends of Paynes Prairie and support outreach activities at Paynes Prairie.  All of the supplies for this class have been provided by Friends of Paynes Prairie.

More Information:
Ranger Station 352-466-3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation. All skill levels are welcome. Is it your first time? No problem, this is an excellent class for beginners. If you have a mat, please bring it with you. You may also like to bring a cushion or towel to use as a prop. We have some extra mats, bolsters, and blocks for participants to use as well. These tools are excellent for providing additional support in various postures to assist in relaxation and stretching, so if you have limited mobility, no problem, we have some great tools to help you be comfortable and enjoy your experience.

Classes will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 6:30-7:30 pm on most Tuesday evenings. Visit for specific class dates, and to RSVP.

RSVPs are limited to 10 due to limited space in the Visitor Center. Please RSVP on the Friends of Paynes Prairie Webpage HERE. This is helpful if you would like to be notified of cancellation or any other changes with the class.

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