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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  • Sandy Claws

    December’s Rich in Park Activities

    A monthly nature e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Explore Along the Myakka River at Sleeping Turtles Preserve North   Explore meandering canopied river trails with Sarasota County volunteers and Florida Native Plant Society members Al Squires and Denny Girard. Enjoy this pleasant walk along the …

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    Two County Workshops in December

    You’re invited to share your thoughts on the future of Sarasota County’s park system at two upcoming public workshops. Join us as we preview a proposed long range plan that is aimed at protecting, preserving and enhancing some of our community’s most valuable resources. Community …

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    Bay Wise Kayak Tours are Back!

    Registration is open for December  & January BWKT events! The Bay Wise Kayak Tours return for 2015 & 2016! American Canoe Association Instructor and naturalist Brad Tanner will lead educational kayak tours around Neal Preserve and Leffis and Jewfish Key. Registration is open for the …

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    Good Shade, Exotic Mushrooms, Local Honey

    Autumn is here – along with exotic mushrooms, local honey, and healthy shade! November  2015 Supporting our parks today and for tomorrow Dine at the Edson Keith Mansion Click on the photo above to find out all about the fabulous Farm-to-Fork Dinner at the Edson Keith Mansion …

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  • Fall Parks Butterfly

    Autumn ripens in our parks

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Fall Flowers Walk at South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve with Denny and Al   Join Sarasota County volunteer guides, amateur botanists and Florida Native Plant Society members, Denny Girard and Al Squires as they lead you on …

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    Donuts are Back!

    Phillippi Farmhouse Market is open each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday through April, 2016. Enjoy local produce and home-made foods at the market, or take some home for a delicious and easy meal. Also, you’ll find local artisans with handicrafts, live music …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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