Keep Sarasota County Beautiful’s International Coastal Cleanup is Sept. 21

VOLUNTEER TODAY and HELP KEEP SARASOTA COUNTY BEAUTIFUL!   Dear Volunteers:   In 2012, more than 560,000 volunteers covered nearly 18,000 miles in 97 countries and collected 10 million pounds of trash during the International Coastal Cleanup.  Here at home in Sarasota...

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Volunteering: Good for the heart and the brain as well as for your community’s parks and coastlines

[clearboth] Ringling College works with Friends of Sarasota County Parks on Summer Projects A group of researchers studied more than 70,000 seniors, looking at health details and volunteering. It seems that, as the report says,    As it turns out, lending a helping...

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Come out to Red Bug Slough for the 20th Annual National Public Lands Day – Bring Your Loppers

20th Annual National Public Lands Day at Red Bug Slough Preserve Date 9/28/2013 Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST Location Red Bug Slough Preserve, 5200 Beneva Road City Sarasota State FL Description Sarasota County Community Services will host a...

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Volunteer Opportunities for June and Beyond

  Great American CleanUp Cleans Up The final totals for this year's Great American CleanUp are in. Sarasota's phenomenal numbers, according to coordinator Wendi Crisp: 680 volunteers 6,371 lbs of trash 1,500 volunteer hours GACU Volunteers at S. Lido Million Dollar Volunteers...

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Volunteer Opps for April and Beyond

   [clearboth](Remember, volunteers registered with Sarasota County are insured while working in the parks.)  Saturday, April 27 - 8 am-noon: Join friends around Sarasota County in The Great American Cleanup Wendy Crisp offers some background on this annual event: Established by...

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Benderson needs a few good volunteers for the March Triathlon

  If you're seeking volunteer opps, here are a few current choices:   Nathan Benderson Park Triathlon March 16th     What's that, you say? it's a dredge, and it's in the final stages of scooping out racing lanes at Nathan...

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Volunteer Days in the Parks for December

From Jen Rogers, Sarasota Parks and Rec Naturalist: HELLO NATURAL AREA PARKS VOLUNTEERS!!! December 2012 Update Wishing You All Happy and Healthy Holidays! Topics in this update: 1. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! 2. Natural Area Parks Volunteer Work Mornings for December! 2a. Phillippi Estate Park! First and Third Tuesdays, December 4th 2b. Pinecraft Park! SECOND Monday, December 10th 2d. Shamrock Park! Fourth Friday, December 28th 3. Eye Spy of the Month...

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