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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Coffee with the Birds - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Free with paid 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

Every 1st Saturday (October - April), take a walk on the bird side with birdwatchers of varying experience levels, from novice to expert. The short walk leaves from the river trail located in the museum area. Coffee will be provided. Please bring binoculars and sturdy walking shoes as well as anything else you need to be comfortable in the great outdoors, such as a hat, insect repellent, or other personal items. Other birdwatchers will have field guides but feel free to bring your own.

Most months begin at 8:00 a.m. but in the months of December and January the program begins at 9:00 a.m.

Additional Information:

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

This program is in partnership with members of the Village Birders club.

Participation requirements.

Beach Cleanup @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:

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, October 6, 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, October 6, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, July 6, 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

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, October 6, 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

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, October 6, 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, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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

More Information:

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

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

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

More Information:

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. 

24th Annual Rails to Trails Bike Ride @

Sunday, October 7, 2018 (All day)

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 for riders over 12 years old, $15 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult.) Mailed entries must be received by September 28, 2018. All others must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride. and those riders who initiate an ONLINE registration after 3:45 PM, September 28, 2018 will not be included in the Pre-registered listings and must register as “WALK UP” the day of the ride. Early packet pick-up will be held on September 29, 2018, from 1PM to 5PM in the pavilion at the Apopka Trailhead for pre-registered riders only.

More Information:
(352) 527-9535 or email

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

Registration starts on June 18, 2018 and ends on September 28, 2018

START TIME: 7:00AM - 9:00AM (no mass start) Rain or Shine.

LOCATION: The ride begins and ends at the Trailhead at 315 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, 34450. Continental breakfast will be available and lunch is from 11AM to 3PM at the Apopka Trailhead. Century Riders will find post-ride refreshments at the registration area until 4PM.

T-SHIRTS: Riders registered on or before September 10, 2018 will receive a quality commemorative shirt. Those registering after September 10, 2018 are not guaranteed a t-shirt. If you cannot attend, T-shirts will be mailed upon receipt of $5, postage.

SAG STOPS: Five stops along the way will provide water, sports drinks and food. Restrooms are available at SAG stops. All support ends at 3PM.

DOOR PRIZES: All door prizes will be given to randomly selected pre-registered (by 4PM, September 28, 2018) riders only and will be available for pick up from 7AM to 4PM at the registration area on ride day. At least one bike will be included in the door prizes.

Online registration will close at 3:45 PM on September 28, 2018.


For more information call: (352) 527-9535 or e-mail: If confirmation is desired, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements