Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 8, 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, September 8, 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.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, September 8, 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, September 8, 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.
Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSaturday, September 8, 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.