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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January is for Playing in Parks

Start the year off with a meteor shower! Hi thee to Phillippi Farmhouse! Explore the changes of the seasons and experience serendipity with the Friends of Sarasota County Parks! A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Quatranid Meteor Shower...

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Happy Holidays from the Friends

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.As always, thank you for your love of parks, environmental awareness, and volunteer spirit!Sincerely, The Friends of Sarasota County Parks Evolving Friends We're still all about our parks....

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Bigger Better Tot Lot at Urfer

  Thanks to the generosity of some very special people, the Tot Lot at Urfer Family Park has just been upgraded! Robert and Gail Davies approached parks staff in April to express their desire to fund a project at the...

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Hike, Bike, Learn, Play in December

A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Demonstration Garden Tour at Shamrock Park Join the master gardener volunteers as they provide free demonstration garden tours and advice on Florida gardening. Meet at the central Demonstration Garden near the Nature...

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Catch up with Sarasota’s Fluttering Friends

Download the entire issue of the Sarasota County Butterfly Club here. Feature image: By fesoj - Otakárek fenyklový [Papilio machaon] Uploaded by ComputerHotline, CC BY 2.0

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Outings with the Lemon Bay Conservancy

Exploring wildflowers, waterways, birds, tidal marshes and much more with the Lemon Bay Conservancy More about the Conservancy here. Download the original message here. Regular excursions through the Season (See below for location guide): Wildflower Preserve Ecology & Habitat Restoration (WF),...

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