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Friday, May 4, 2018

Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 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

First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 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 for a Ranger guided tour of our Historic District and Gardens the first Friday of each month.  Learn about the history of Washington Oaks, while taking in the beauty of the Gardens.  Participants meet in the Garden parking lot.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water. 

Additional Information:

Participation requirements

Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching, and maybe learn a little local history. Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Topsail Talks - Shorebirds @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Program is free with regular park admission. 

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

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Audubon Society on May 4, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about the shorebirds that nest on and visit the Florida panhandle. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park. Future dates and topics are “Living Bearwise” by FWCC on June 15, “Prescribed Fires and the Forest” by Florida Forest Service on July 20, "Native American history of the Florida Panhandle" by the Indian Temple Mound Museum on August 17 , "Microplastics and Plastic Pollution" by Dr. Laura Tiu with Florida Sea Grant on September 21 and "Coastal Dune Lakes" by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on October 19.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities. You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below. Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive. Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others.  Thank you very much for your interest in and support of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon!  To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here

Going Batty At Fort Cooper @ Fort Cooper State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

The park entrance fee is $3

More Information:
kimberly.leedy@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

Come join us for a bat presentation at Fort Cooper State Park this Friday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Hall. Park entrance fee is $3 per car. Lindsy Hacker, program specialist at Withlacoochee State Forest will be our presenter. Refreshments will be served. Wear close-toed shoes for the short walk to our HUGE bat house at sundown. Special feature: Joseph & Pat Cocca will have their very unique bird houses and bat houses available for purchase before our meeting, outside the Rec Hall.

Going Batty At Fort Cooper @ Fort Cooper State Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

The park entrance fee is $3

More Information:
kimberly.leedy@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

Come join us for a bat presentation at Fort Cooper State Park this Friday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Hall. Park entrance fee is $3 per car. Lindsy Hacker, program specialist at Withlacoochee State Forest will be our presenter. Refreshments will be served. Wear close-toed shoes for the short walk to our HUGE bat house at sundown. Special feature: Joseph & Pat Cocca will have their very unique bird houses and bat houses available for purchase before our meeting, outside the Rec Hall.