Click image to enlarge.Shade Is Good: Helping To Fight Skin Cancer is a social enterprise project of the Friends of Sarasota County, Inc. The net profits help fund the purchase and installation of shade structures at Sarasota County youth athletic fields and recreational areas.

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Hike, Bike, Learn, Play in December

A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Demonstration Garden Tour at Shamrock Park Join the master gardener volunteers as they provide free demonstration...

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It’s hot out there. Shade is …

At Twin Lakes Park, whether you're playing . . . Or watching others play, Shade is Good. Not just Good. NECESSARY: The Friends has...

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Phillippi, Shamrock, Curry, Carlton: November

A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Pooches at the Preserve Leash up your pooch and join us for a fun and informative...

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