Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

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    Changes Under Way: April Friends Newsletter

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks is growing, and some of its fundraising methods are expanding as well. Read on to find out more! April 2015 A special Tax Day GREETING from the Friends Funding: Old and New Meet Russ That’s Russ Johnson, Secretary of The …

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    New training sessions for registered volunteers

    Sarasota County staff will be providing two more training sessions for volunteers who are already registered with the new volunteer management system.   The sessions will be held on Friday, April 24, and Monday, April 27.  The training is not required. The same training was previously …

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    Nature events for April in the Parks

    April is the coolest month – in Sarasota’s parks   A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Birding at Manasota Scrub Preserve   Join avid birder, Nancy Edmondson, as you explore Manasota Scrub Preserve searching for spring migrant and resident birds, identifying many species. Gain a greater …

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    Culverhouse Chemistry: An organic garden at work

    The multi-faceted Culverhouse Community Garden has developed a new composting process, and it’s producing what the gardeners say is superior soil for organic gardening. The process specifically involves a series of bins and some chemistry, but there’s another chemistry as well — that of a …

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    The Benderson Events and Training Schedule for 2015

    A lot is happening at Nathan Benderson Park: The Pentathlon, Viking Boats, Triathlon, American Youth Cup, FIRA Rowing Regatta and much more!  

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    Community Crowdfunds Legacy Trail Study: $72,000!

     Community Crowdfunding: Individuals, Organizations, and Businesses Donate Over $72,000 to Match Public Funding for Current Feasibility Review VENICE, FL (January 13, 2015) – With gifts ranging from $10 to several thousand dollars, hundreds of community members have chipped in to help pay for a feasibility study …

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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?