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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT

Free park entry for volunteers.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (386) 462-7905

Located in the Northeast region at:
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
12720 NW 109 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615

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!

Additional Information:

12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32615-6741
Participantion Requirements 

Dolphin Paddle On Salt Run @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am EDT

Regular park entry fees, plus: $40/person, includes boat rental, $25/person, provide your own boat.

More Information:
chanell.guillaume@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Join Anastasia Watersports and Marineland Dolphin Adventure at Anastasia State Park as we team up to offer a fun-filled interpretive paddle of Salt Run. Our estuarine tidal marsh is teeming with plant and animal life - hop into a kayak, paddle onto Salt Run, and keep an eye for birds, turtles, manatees, and especially dolphins.
Anastasia Watersports staff provides illuminating details about our ecosystem and the myriad wildlife that inhabit it. Terran, our dolphin expert from Marineland, will fill you in on fascinating facts about the dolphins that are born, breed, and thrive in our waterway.
The event will start with 30 minutes of classroom discussion, followed by 90 minutes of paddling. Come out and enjoy real, undiscovered Florida!

2nd Saturday Monthly Beach Cleanup @ Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT

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More Information:
Lu.Dodson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 South Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Participants should wear closed toe shoes, bring a refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Snacks and Ice water will be provided during the cleanup.

The Park provides trash bags and buckets, trash pickup sticks, and nitrile gloves. If participants wish to wear gardening gloves, they should bring them. We also provide Volunteer service hour acknowledgement letters for anyone requesting them for school.

Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT

Free with park admission ($4/single occupant vehicle, $6/with 2-8 people or $2 if you ride in on your bike!)

More Information:
Leigh-Anne.Carlson@dep.state.fl.us

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

Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and puzzles available for all ages.

No reservation required. Meet us inside the Visitor Center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

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.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, July 14, 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.

Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, July 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) 

More Information:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, (850) 267-8330

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Second Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT

Free with park admission

More Information:
stephanie.york@dep.state.fl.us

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

Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned Florida folk singer, entertainer and storyteller. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair and participate in a casual acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available at the pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening! Program is free with park admission. Regular park admission is $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Second Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT

Free with park admission

More Information:
stephanie.york@dep.state.fl.us

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

Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned Florida folk singer, entertainer and storyteller. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair and participate in a casual acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available at the pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening! Program is free with park admission. Regular park admission is $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements