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March 29, 2014

SIRENS OF THE DEEP MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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April 05, 2014

JUNIOR MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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April 07, 2014

LOVERS KEY MONDAY MADNESS FUN2RUN RUNNING CLINIC SERIES
Lovers Key State Park

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April 19, 2014

MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES - RICK ARNOLD
Highlands Hammock State Park

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April 19, 2014

WATER EGG HUNT
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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April 19, 2014

EGGS IN THE PARK
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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April 19, 2014

ESTERO CONCERT SERIES AT KORESHAN
Koreshan State Historic Site

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April 22, 2014

SPRING BIRD WALK AT DADE
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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April 26, 2014

FORMER MERMAID SHOW - THE LEGENDARY SIRENS
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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April 26, 2014

INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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April 27, 2014

XTERRA - THE CLAW 10 & 5 MILE ADVENTURE RUN
Alafia River State Park

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April 27, 2014

25TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AND EXHIBIT
Oscar Scherer State Park

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April 27, 2014

25TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Oscar Scherer State Park

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April 27, 2014

WET OR DRY CACHE IN TRASH OUT (CITO) EVENT TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Lovers Key State Park

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May 06, 2014

PALM WEAVING WORKSHOP
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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May 10, 2014

9TH ANNUAL TURTLE TROT 5K RUN/WALK
Lovers Key State Park

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May 13, 2014

ESTERO CONCERT SERIES AT KORESHAN
Koreshan State Historic Site

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May 17, 2014

MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES - QUASIMODO
Highlands Hammock State Park

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May 17, 2014

EVENING PADDLE TO DURNEY KEY
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

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June 03, 2014

PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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June 09, 2014

PIONEER DAY CAMP
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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June 15, 2014

FATHERS DAY ORIENTEERING WORKSHOP
Oscar Scherer State Park

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June 21, 2014

SUNRISE PADDLE
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

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July 05, 2014

PATRIOTIC FAMILY FUN DAY
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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July 14, 2014

NATURE DAY CAMP
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 20, 2014

KEEP SARASOTA BEAUTIFUL (INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY)
Oscar Scherer State Park

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September 20, 2014

FISH THE EVERGLADES
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Oscar Scherer State Park

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October 11, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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October 11, 2014

2ND ANNUAL BACK 40 MUSIC FESTIVAL
Little Manatee River State Park

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October 24, 2014

22ND ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT - WANTED: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT VOLUNTEERS
Hillsborough River State Park

Date: October 24 & 25, 2014. 6 - 10 p.m.

Description:

For some, Halloween is an excuse to dress up in costumes and have a good time with friends; for others it is also an opportunity to volunteer. Halloween this year is no exception.

The Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society is sponsoring the 22nd ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT on October 24th & 25th, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event promises to be a safe and fun way for families to celebrate Halloween. The Citizen Support Organization (CSO) especially needs people for set design and creation, monster make-up, and event participation. Businesses, clubs, and other organizations are invited to adopt portions of the Haunted Trail, or help out in the creation of sections of the trail adopted by other organizations. Volunteers are encouraged but not required to wear a costume. Of course, dressing-up will enhance the experience and may illicit more shrieks from those on the tour.

If you desire a more interactive and ghostly experience, volunteer on the Haunted Trail. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down decorations, lead tours, and dress up as the ghosts of virulent patients and sketchy, uncertified doctors. We also need event support volunteers on Friday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Oct. 25th, to work the main entrance gate at the ranger station.

Those interested in volunteering for this event must attend at least one Haunted Woods planning meeting scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014; Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014; Thursday, October 2, 2014; Tuesday, October 7, 2014; Wednesday, October 15, 2014; and Thursday, October 23, 2014. All meetings start at 7:00 pm, at the Recreation Hall (parking lot #3), at Hillsborough River State Park. Please note: All volunteers will need to submit a Florida State Park Volunteer application to participate in this event: How to Apply

(Please submit at a volunteer planning meeting.)

Participation Requirements

Fees: There is no charge to attend the volunteer recruitment and safety training sessions.

Contact: For additional information, contact the Ranger Station at (813) 987-6771

Directions: Hillsborough River State Park is located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From I-75, Southbound from Ocala take the SR 54. Exit #279 east to Hwy 301, travel South for 6 miles, and the park will be on your right-hand side. From I-75, Northbound from Tampa take the Fowler Ave. Exit #265 east to Hwy 301, travel North for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, West bound take Exit 10 go north on CR 579 to US 301, follow the signs and go North 7 miles the park will be on your left-hand side. From I-4, East bound take Exit 7 (be careful of the merges) and go North on US 301 for 14 miles, the park will be on your left-hand side.

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October 24, 2014

22ND ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT
Hillsborough River State Park

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November 08, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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December 06, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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December 06, 2014

2014 GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY
Lovers Key State Park

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February 21, 2015

RUN - EVERGLADES ULTRA
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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