Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

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    Plovers and Dragon Boats: The Friends’ July Newsletter

    The July Newsletter of the Friends of the Parks brings off-road bicycling, nature events, dragon boat races, a Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Beach Cleanup and much more. If you haven’t already subscribed, get on board and never miss another incredible edition!       The …

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    July events in Sarasota’s parks

    Be Floridian! This is the monthly round-up of Nature events going on in Sarasota’s parks and open lands. 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 the rest of the year? In Sarasota County, water …

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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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    Welcome Jodi!

      Jodi Carroll has been hired as the new Coordinator of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks. Jodi worked for the Rockford Park District in Rockford, Illinois for the past 24 years. She began her career in the Park Services area where she gained experience …

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    Recognition Fish: Remembrance at the North Jetty

    Master craftsmanship, the permanence of stainless steel, and a personal touch — these are hallmarks of  a great way for people to recognize loved ones, friends and co-workers, and to create a special occasion to celebrate them. In a new memorial program developed by the …

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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?