Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Free park entry for volunteers.
Ranger Station: (386) 462-7905
The trails are built and maintained by volunteers. The CSO hosts work days on the second Saturday of each month, and invites you to join! Typical work days are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include clearing and maintaining existing trails, building new trails, and improving the park's facilities. After the work day, lunch is provided.
Meet at the CSO building at park headquarters at 8:30 a.m.
Please bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle and good humor!
12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32615-6741
Second Saturday Paddle @ Hillsborough River State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:45am EDT
Regular park admission fees apply. If all kayaks are reserved and/or you do not have your own, canoes and a limited number of kayaks are available for rent through the park's concession.
Email: Park Services Specialist, Alex Kinder, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a leisurely 90 minute paddle down the Hillsborough River and learn about the natural history and communities that make the Hillsborough River watershed so unique and important. This volunteer-led tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups.
The focus changes for each month's tour. Themes will be:
- The human and natural history of the Hillsborough River
- Adaptive paddling; as well as
- Project days to remove invasive exotic plants and river clean-up.
You can bring your own kayak or canoe or rent one from the park's concession.
We have a limited amount of kayaks (tandem and single) available for reservation without charge. Reservations are recommended! We ask that paddlers "Sign Up" through Sign Up Genius to reserve a kayak.
Tropical Hardwood Forest Nature Walk @ Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Ranger Station, (305) 451-1202
Join Native Nursery Volunteer Jenny Doyle for an informative and enjoyable walk through a tropical hardwood hammock. Jenny will focus the walk on forest habitat hurricane survival, following Hurricane Irma's visit to the park last September. The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person. Long sleeves and pants and insect repellent are suggested. Limited to 15 participants. Meet at the park's main entrance (former Port Bougainville archway), 1/2 mile north of the point where U.S. Highway 1 and County Road 905 converge.
The walk is conducted on both asphalt and unpaved trails. Participants may choose to stop at any point and easily return to the entrance.
Beach Clean-ups @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free entry into the park if assisting with the event.
Join us for a few hours of sun and surf and help keep MacARthur Beach State Park clean. Beach clean-ups remove trash which might otherwise end up endangering sea turtles or shorebirds. Participants will receive gloves and trash bags. Please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunscreen. Community service hours will be given upon request. Free entry into the park if assisting with the event.
Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat. Clean-up supplies will be provided.
Spend Your Morning With A Park Ranger @ Fanning Springs State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 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.
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic @ Alafia River State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am EDT
Regular park admission fees apply.
Ranger Station 813-672-5320
Brought to you by Aj’s Bikes & Swamp Club (fundraiser for Friends of Alafia) 1. We will be going over the Three key essential to being a successful mountain biker. LEVEL PEDAL 1 FINGER ON THE BRAKES SCANNING THE TRAIL 2. Then focus on Seven Body and Bike Separation Skills that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails. NEUTRAL READY BRAKING FOWARD BACK SIDE TO SIDE 3. Followed with a Trail ride to use new acquired skills 4. To cap it all off LUNCH !
To register, search http://www.eventbright.com for events in Lithia, FL. You will find: IMBA Level 1 Clinic INTRO to Mountainbiking
Partake of the Past @ Dudley Farm Historic State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:30am EDT to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm EDT
Regular park entrance fee of $5.00 ((honor box, cash only)
Sandra Cashes (352) 472-1142, email@example.com
-An educational period immersion, and crafts -
Join us at the farm on the April 14 and 15, 2018 and Partake of the Past. Travel back in time and discover an 1885 working farm. Girl Scouts and docents demonstrate various tasks, skills, and games of the era. This is what might have happened in an1880’s farm during the day. Chores, and games; a part of life. Then enjoy the day with an old fashioned picnic in the farm.
Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Nature Hike - EVERY Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311.
The walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
352-236-7148 ext. 4
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Learn about the plants and animals at Oscar Scherer by making critter crafts. Materials are provided. Located in the Nature Center.
Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am CDT
Suggested donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park $5/Adult and $3/Child. (Does not include park admission fee)
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, (850) 267-8330
The Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, invites you and your family to enjoy Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill for a full service breakfast where visitors will learn about the park, its history and wildlife, and be able to ask the rangers all the questions you have been dying to ask. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. To cover the cost of food please bring a donation $5/Adult and $3/Child which goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. All donations are used for various park enhancement projects and program supplies. Breakfast is served in the Clubhouse.
Ranger History Program and Historic Weapons Firing Demonstration @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30am EDT
Program is included with your park entrance fee of $3 per vehicle for up to eight people. Extra persons, bicyclists and pedestrians pay $2 each.
Join a park ranger every Saturday morning through the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835, highlighted by a firing demonstration featuring the park's replica 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket. (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)
Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
These programs are available at no extra charge with parks addmission of $6.00 per car up to 8 people.
Christopher Dixon Park Services Specialist (352) 493-6736
Manatee Springs State Park is having a Saturday Ranger Program, every Saturday, starting on December 2, 2017 and running to Saturday April 14, 2018. The Program will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please see the flyers at the park on where to meet.
Surf Fishing Workshop @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm EDT
Free with regular park admission
Terry OToole 772-388-2750
Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.
Second Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 386-517-2086
Join us at Gamble Rogers on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for a Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual, acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome; however, there is no power source near the pavilion.