Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

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    Perspectives on extending the Legacy Trail

    The Friends of the Legacy Trail (FLT) Chapter seeks to connect the existing trail from its current north end (near Culverhouse Nature Park) to downtown Sarasota – a distance of eight miles.   One can identify many good reasons for this — collateral benefits to health, …

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    “Who cooks for you?” – An owlish tale by Kathryn Dow

    “Who Cooks For You?” A story about A Barred Owl and her Owlet by Kathryn Dow I have lived in Sarasota for a brief year and thoroughly enjoy the abundance of beauty and birding opportunities this area has to offer. There are numerous parks to …

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    Friends Newsletter for August 2014

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. In This Issue Chapter Notes “Who cooks?” Note from Jodi Helping Hands & Fish A few more things Our Friends Gulf Coast Gives You’d Be Perfect SRQ Volunteen === Our Chapters Join the Friends Volunteer! Help us …

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    Summer adventures in parks start here!

    Here’s what’s going on in our parks and public lands in August, along with links on how to register, from Sarasota County Natural Resources. Be Floridian! Did you know that we shouldn’t fertilize using nitrogen and phosphorus between June 1 and September 30 and that slow-release fertilizer is required …

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    Sarasota Bay Water Festival Nov. 1, 2014

    On Nov. 1, come to Ken Thompson Park for a fun celebration of the importance of Sarasota Bay to the region!   Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ Beautiful Ken Thompson Park 2013 Photo Slideshow 2012 Photo Slideshow Join the fun celebration of the importance of Sarasota Bay …

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    Shop Online to Support the Friends of Sarasota County Parks

    The Worthy Cause Store (WCS)  is an online retail store affiliated with member nonprofits including the Friends of Sarasota County Parks. WCS gives you the opportunity to shop a variety of high quality products at competitive prices, donate 100% of the retailer’s profit on every …

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Friends of Sarasota County Parks Mission Statement:
Our mission is to promote, enhance and maintain community support for Sarasota County parks and public recreational lands through activities, fund raising, and volunteer efforts.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Watch this area for specific ways to help our parks. Have a few hours to give?