Supporting Our Parks Today And For Tomorrow

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

  • Firefest

    Firefest this Saturday for the whole Family!

    This Saturday! Bring the family to…   FIRE FEST 2015! Saturday, January 31, 2015 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain or Shine) T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice Free event for the whole family!   Bring the family to see a first-hand look …

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  • Air Potato Bug

    The January 2015 Newsletter of the Friends

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. In This Issue New Year’s Message Chapter Notes Volunteer Sarasota Pentathlon A few more things Our Friends Gulf Coast Gives You’d Be Perfect SRQ Volunteen === Our Chapters Join the Friends Volunteer! Help us keep our parks …

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  • Legacy Trail Opening

    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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  • Folks Walking By Water

    Nature Events for the New Year

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events ‘Trees for Sarasota’ Workshop Tired of looking at yet another palm tree? Want something interesting in your landscape? Join us for a fun free evening exploring the trees of Sarasota County, with discussions on the best trees for …

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    Our Farmers Markets are Back!

    Phillippi Farmhouse Market is open each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday through April 29, 2015. Enjoy local produce and home-made foods at the market, or take some home for a delicious and easy meal. Also, you’ll find local artisans with handicrafts, live …

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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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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?