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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    The remarkable diversity of Nature in February

    Quite a variety of events in our parks this month – from Currey Creek to Red Bug, Phillippi to the Pocono, plus the Grand Opening Celebration at Siesta Beach. Enjoy the height of the season! A monthly nature e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events …

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    A year in the life of the Friends

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks has had a good year – our volunteers have been actively protecting and preserving our parks, even as new initiatives have us engaged in fundraising to fight skin cancer through Shade is Good with the help and guidance of The Patterson …

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    We made it!

    UPDATE: Happy to announce that Carol has worked very hard on the Shade is Good program and especially the Patterson Foundation matching Grant. We worked together as a team and have raised the $24,000 needed to match the grant.. I want to say thank you …

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    January Explorations in our Parks

    A monthly nature e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Happy New Year to you and yours! Phillippi Estate Park Archaeological Event New College Archaeology professor, Dr. Uzi Baram; Sarasota County archaeologists Ryan Murphy and Steve Koski; Florida Public Archaeological Network staff; Time Sifters and …

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    Can we count on you?

    In 2016, The Friends of Sarasota County Parks will be launching a new, multi-year initiative to provide the funding for SHADE STRUCTURES at all of the athletic field bleachers/dugouts and playground areas identified by Sarasota County Department of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. Does your Park need …

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    A Year-End and New Year Appeal

    There are more reasons to protect and preserve our parks than we can simply list, but here are a few! Find the  button at upper right to help our year-end fund drive –     Dear Friends,   This is how it starts.   You pass …

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Volunteer Opportunities

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