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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Beach Cleanup @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:
Jenni.Leve@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

This is a fun, family event where visitors can volunteer to clean our beautiful stretch of beach.  Sign in at the beach entrance next to the park's restaurant, Park & Ocean.  Volunteers will need to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to walk, bend, kneel and pick up items for two hours.  We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. 

Beach Cleanup @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:
Jenni.Leve@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

This is a fun, family event where visitors can volunteer to clean our beautiful stretch of beach.  Sign in at the beach entrance next to the park's restaurant, Park & Ocean.  Volunteers will need to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to walk, bend, kneel and pick up items for two hours.  We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. 

Monthly Work Days at Maclay Gardens State Park @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

There is no charge for participants in these volunteer work projects.

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

Looking for volunteer opportunities for school or work? Want to give back or get involved with the community? Love being outside and want a reason to visit a state park? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invite you to volunteer with us! The first Saturday of the month our Florida Conservation Corps members will provide an opportunity for those in the community who may need volunteer service hours for school, scouts or other civic groups, or who just want to help the park. Children must be at least 12 years of age and anyone under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Work projects may include weeding, removal of invasive/exotic plants, or other garden or trail maintenance related activity. Be sure to dress for the weather of the day. In the event of rain or other severe conditions, contact the park before coming out. We are eager to help you get the service hours you need while helping the park in return.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:30am EDT

Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.  

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232 carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 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

Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT

Free with park admission ($6/vehicle with up to 8 people or $4/single occupant vehicle)

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 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, August 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.

Yoga at the Hopper @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Free with your paid entry into the park. Free for annual pass holders

More Information:
352-955-2008

Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Devils Millhopper Geological State Park is offering free beginners yoga with your paid park entry on the first Saturday of every month until December. Come enjoy the park for a morning of yoga with volunteer instructor Maggie.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements and Event Flyer

Photo Scavenger Hunt @ Fort Cooper State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Park entrance is $3/vehicle (2-8 people)

More Information:
Penny.A.Wilson@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 an exciting photo scavenger hunt and explore our park. All ages are welcome to participate. We will meet at the pavilion at 10:00 a.m. Recommended items to bring include water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat or visor and a camera.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Kayaking the mangroves guided tour @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

There is a three dollar fee to enter the park, exact change is required

More Information:
727-816-1890

Located in the Southwest region at:
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
8737 US Highway 19 North
Port Richey , FL 34668

Join one of our park rangers for a guided paddle through Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.  This tour is perfect for kayakers of all skill levels and lasts about an hour.  You will learn about our history as well as our plants and wildlife.  If the tides are not cooperating then we substitute the paddle with a guided nature hike.  The tour lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.

Additional Information:

We recomend bug spray, sun block, and closed toed water shoes for the paddle. 

History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 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.

An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 7:15pm to 11:00pm CDT

Free event with regular park admission. You must arrive before sunset to pay the park entrance fees. The park closes at sunset, which varies throughout the year. 

More Information:
85-492-1595

Located in the Northwest region at:
Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola , FL 32507

Escambia Amatuer Astronomer's Association is partnering with Big Lagoon State Park to offer an Evening under the Stars. They will have multiple telescopes available for viewing different celestial objects of interest.

Additional Information:

Please call the Ranger Station (850) 492-1595 for current closing time.

Participation Requirements