Friends of Sarasota County Parks Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote, enhance and maintain community support for Sarasota County parks and public recreational lands through activities, fund raising, and volunteer efforts.

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    Why Shade is Good

    by Carol Kranitz Nonprofit organizations — whether focusing on helping the homeless, providing better socialization activities for our aging adults, offering great cultural events or WORKING to IMPROVE and ENHANCE our community parks — all have ONE common operating challenge, the need to raise funds. …

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    The Latest News from the Friends

    The September 2015 Newletter of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks bringing you news of the Giving Challenge, Adaptive Rowing, No Margin No Mission and much more! The 2015 Giving Challenge was a great success!  The Friends have been busy as usual, Parks, Public Lands, …

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    September in our Parks

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Demonstration Garden Tours at Shamrock Park Join the master gardener volunteers as they provide free demonstration garden tours and advice on Florida gardening. Meet at the central garden area near the Nature Center. Thursday, September 3, 9 -10 a.m.   …

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    Remembrance at the North Jetty

      Stainless Steel Fish Master craftsmanship, the permanence of stainless steel, and a personal touch — these are hallmarks of  a great way for people to recognize loved ones, friends and co-workers, and to create a special occasion to celebrate them.   Friends of Sarasota …

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    August News from the Friends

    August Greetings from The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. Plan to Network like Crazy on Sept. 1 In the next four weeks you’ll hear a lot about the 2015 Giving Challenge - it starts atNoon on Sept. 1, runs for 24 hours, and will be the single most important fundraising opportunity …

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    SCOPE: What is an Age-Friendly Community?

    From John McCarthy of S.C.O.P.E.:   At the recent Universal Design Coalition Forum held at the headquarters of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, I was reminded of how much our built environment influences our personal livability, comfort and enjoyment.  By incorporating simple “Universal …

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Volunteer Opportunities

Watch this area for specific ways to help our parks. Have a few hours to give?