2017 International Coastal Cleanup – Volunteer!

  To register to volunteer for this event, go to the Sarasota County Volunteer Page.

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VENICE ROCKS THE DOWNTOWN VENICE FARMERS MARKET!

  Please plan to join us this Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9 to 11 AM at the Venice Farmers Market in the 200 Block of Tampa Avenue W., for a FREE ROCK PAINTING event for children of all ages...

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August is here – Parks as fitness portal

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events.   WEB SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!   The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources portion of the Sarasota County web site is under construction at this time. We apologize if you are experiencing...

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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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It’s June!

  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...

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Slither, Hiss, FUNgus, Play!

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events.      Get Your Play On in July! Play is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources has the best places to play! We're...

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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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Strolling into May: Springtime Fun in Sarasota’s Parks

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Update: The May 26th stroll at Shamrock Park has been cancelled. Take a Woodland Stroll on the Pocono Join Sarasota County Environmental Specialist, Jeff Weber, as he leads you on a...

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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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