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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Markets, fish derby, Celery Fields: April

Phillippi Farmhouse Market - 8th Season! Sponsor: Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP)   It's back! Enjoy local fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants for sale as well as local foods and artisan crafts. Experience live music and free parking. Plenty of volunteers...

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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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Poetry, plants, wild things in February’s Parks

An amazing variety of things to do in February beginning with a poet-naturalist's tour of Lemon Bay Park, from Sarasota County's Parks people.   A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Poetry in the Park Join poet and master...

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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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