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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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June 28, 2014

2014 SUMMER SUNRISE 5K SERIES
Highlands Hammock State Park

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August 09, 2014

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO: THE SCIENCE OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Koreshan State Historic Site

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August 09, 2014

PALM WEAVING
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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August 10, 2014

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER NIGHT WALK
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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August 23, 2014

DADE CRAFT CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 11, 2014

PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 13, 2014

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD: THE SCIENCE OF SHIPWRECKS
Koreshan State Historic Site

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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 26, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOW
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Oscar Scherer State Park

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September 27, 2014

2014 NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Lovers Key State Park

Date: Saturday- September 27th, 2014. 9:00 AM  12:00 PM

Description:

Consider that one-third of the land in America is ours- public land where we can all hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just plain relax. There’s a special joy in getting our hands dirty when it helps keep our land beautiful. National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to spruce up these lands while helping us get back to some of the places we love.

On September 27th, thousands of volunteers around the nation will build trails and bridges, pull invasive weeds, plant trees, remove trash and have fun getting back to nature. At the same time, they’ll get quite a workout on America’s public lands- the gym with a view. They’ll learn about the human impact on parks and lands as well as take part in a service endeavor fed with the energy of volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Join the thousands who will take part in the 21st Annual National Public Lands Day and help do your part for America’s lands at Lovers Key State Park.

Friends of Lovers Key, Inc will be hosting this event to maintain trails and pick up litter Saturday September 27th from 9am -12pm. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Refillable water bottles, sunscreen, hats, gloves and bug repellent are highly recommended. Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please contact the Ranger Station at (239) 463-4588.

Participation Requirements

Fees: Free for Volunteers

Contact: For additional information please contact Katie Moses at 239-463-4588 or email catherine.moses@dep.state.fl.us

Directions: Lovers Key is located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. The park boundaries are Big Carlos Pass and New Pass. We are 10.5 miles west of I75 on exit 116.

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September 28, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOW
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 30, 2014

INCREDIBLE EDIBLES
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 04, 2014

FALL WILDFLOWER/BUTTERFLY WALK
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 09, 2014

ROAD BACK IN TIME
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 11, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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October 11, 2014

WEEDS AND SEEDS: A (PRE) HISTORY OF DINING IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Koreshan State Historic Site

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October 11, 2014

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

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October 14, 2014

WILD EDIBLE PLANT COLLECTION AND PREPARATION
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 24, 2014

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

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October 24, 2014

HAUNTED HAYRIDE & TRAIL
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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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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November 08, 2014

PREHISTORIC SNOWBIRDS
Koreshan State Historic Site

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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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December 12, 2014

THE CANDLELIGHT EXPERIENCE AT FORT FOSTER
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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December 12, 2014

THE CANDLELIGHT EXPERIENCE AT FORT FOSTER
Hillsborough River State Park

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December 13, 2014

MOUND KEY TOUR AND KAYAK PADDLE
Mound Key Archaeological State Park

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December 13, 2014

MOUND KEY TOUR AND KAYAK PADDLE
Koreshan State Historic Site

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January 10, 2015

ARCHAEOLOGY OF POOP: THE TRUTH COMES OUT IN THE END
Koreshan State Historic Site

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February 11, 2015

SCHOOL DAYS AT FORT FOSTER
Hillsborough River State Park

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February 11, 2015

SCHOOL DAYS AT FORT FOSTER
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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February 14, 2015

FORT FOSTER RENDEZVOUS
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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February 14, 2015

FORT FOSTER RENDEZVOUS
Hillsborough River State Park

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February 21, 2015

RUN - EVERGLADES ULTRA
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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