September 2018 Board Meeting News

We are delighted to announce that at September's meeting the Friends of Sarasota County Parks' board voted to support five Sarasota County projects! (more…)

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FOSCP: 15 Years of Accomplishments

Updated September 26, 2017 2001 – 2002 Various groups had formed to assist county staff by performing various services in the parks.  These groups were limited in their ability to assist the County and to raise and save money, because...

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Gardening for Single Parents and Kids

I started gardening for my health several years ago. It was a solitary exercise that provided huge health benefits for me. It didn’t occur to me to ever include my children until one day they kept talking about how bored...

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Marcy Freeman

A healthy dose of Mother Earth

by Ed Reinmuth, of Volunteer Sarasota County Sitting in the shade overlooking her favorite place in all of Sarasota 80-year-old Marcia Freeman patiently recounts how she got from "there" to "here" with the help of broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, beets and...

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Shade is Good has Mission Ignition

Over two years ago, The Patterson Foundation invited the Friends of Sarasota County Parks to an information session about how to enhance the financial sustainability of our organization to achieve greater social impact. Huh? Exactly … the invitation came from...

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Volunteers up close: Chuck Butterfield

Chuck Butterfield has been officially retired for going on 19 years now, but for the vast majority of that time it has been pretty hard to tell. To put it another way, on a continuum of life's golden years there...

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March into our Parks

Birds, bugs, full moon walks, nature strolls, things for kids of every age to do in our diverse and wonderful parks this month.   A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Phillippi Farmhouse Market - 8th Season! Sponsor: Friends...

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A bounty of greens

Phillippi Farmhouse Market News Greetings! Market vendors and FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS are looking forward to a great market season in 2017. Winter is the prime growing season in southwest Florida and farmers expect this year to yield a...

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FOSCP recognized for support of parks, recreation, health, public lands

The Friends of Sarasota County Parks received a Certificate of Recognition for its decade and more of support for our public parks, recreational facilities, and public lands. The award, presented Feb. 7, 2017, at a public meeting of the Sarasota...

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Become a Waterway Steward

Check out this new and exciting volunteer opportunity to be a Waterway Steward. Visit www.scgov.net/volunteer, search in the Opportunities Directory for PSC: Waterway Stewards to find the complete opportunity description.     Details via Volunteer Sarasota County PSC- Waterway Stewards...

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