FOSCP Volunteers Land 3 of last 5 FRPA Volunteer Service Individual Awards

FOSCP Volunteers Land 3 of last 5 FRPA Volunteer Service Individual Awards

The Florida Recreation and Parks Association recognizes one individual each year within the state with the FRPA Volunteer Services Individual Award. Friends of Sarasota County Parks volunteers have been chosen for this award 3 out of the last 5 years....

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Selby Foundation Grants $50,000 to FOSCP for Educational Outreach Gardens at Twin Lakes Park

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation has granted $50,000 to the Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP) to fund Educational Outreach Gardens (EOG) at Twin Lakes Park on 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota County, Florida. As a chapter of...

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Terry Redman receives award

Terry Redman recognized with State Park Association award

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) received two awards from the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) in recognition of innovative programming and volunteer contributions. Terry Redman receives award The FRPA Voluntary Service Individual Award was awarded to...

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Support local and visit one of our Community Markets

Proceeds from the following Community Markets are donated back to the local community. Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Farmhouse Market is an all-volunteer market managed by a Friends of Sarasota County Parks volunteer. The market of 50+ vendors is on grass,...

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Friends of Sarasota County Parks Chapters

Friends of Sarasota County Parks Chapters

Friends of Sarasota County Parks Chapters. Come see, play and enjoy today! Farmers MarketsPhillippi Farmhouse MarketFacebookVenice Farmers MarketFacebookMemorial AreasEnglewood Veterans MemorialNorth JettyPatriots Park Community GardensCulverhouseEnglewoodBee RidgeLaurelNokomisNorth PortParksCarlton ReserveShamrock Park and Nature CenterLemon Bay Park and Environmental CenterNokomis Community ParkPhillippi Estate...

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FOSCP awarded Volunteer Appreciation Certificate from Sarasota County

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, would like to thank you and your organization for volunteering your time in support of our parks, programs, beach and natural areas during 2019.

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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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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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