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Manatee County Parks &
Natural Resources October 2014
Preserve Event Calendar

Fall is here and many of our "busy season" programs are back! The Master Gardeners return to Emerson Point, Riverview Pointe and Robinson Preserves. We have a special night geocaching and star program, lots of volunteer opportunities and our annual Spooktacular Shutter Stroll! Be sure to sign up early as these programs will fill up fast.

We are now providing the calendar in a shorter format with a link to more details about each program. Be sure to click on the October calendar with descriptions  link for full program descriptions and information about registration.
Registration for Programs
The free monthly programs require registration as many of the events have a limited number of spots available. Please visit this link to find registration information. This link will also give more details about each individual event. You can download a copy of the calendar, with details and registration information, here.
October 2014 Calendar At-A-Glance

October Calendar At-A-Glance

Volunteer Opportunities:

-       Flash Trash Mob * Date, Time, and Location TBA! Email michelle.leahy@mymanatee.org to participate

-       10/1 RIP Squad * 8 am - 10 am * Location TBA

-       10/4 International Coastal Cleanup * 9 am - 12 pm * Emerson Point Preserve

-       10/14 Rye Preservers Workday * 8:30 am - 11:30 am * Rye Preserve

-       10/15 RIP Squad * 8 am - 10 am * Location TBA

-       10/18 Emerson Enhancers Butterfly Garden Workday * 9 am - 12 pm * Emerson Point Preserve

-       10/29 RIP Squad * 8 am - 10 am * Location TBA


Kids Programs:

-       10/15 Library Learning: A is for Animal! * 10 am - 11 am * South Manatee Library

-       10/16 Home School Science Club: Life in the Mangroves * 2 pm - 4 pm * Emerson Point Preserve

-       10/29 Library Learning: Creepy Crawlies * 10 am - 11 am * Palmetto Library

 

Adult & Teen Programs:

-       10/21 Library Learning: Cryptozoology * 2 pm - 3 pm * Island Library

-       10/23 Library Learning: Geocaching 101 * 3 pm - 4 pm * South Manatee Library

-       10/23 Spooktacular Shutter Stroll * 6 pm - 8 pm * Rye Preserve

 

All Ages Programs:

-       10/3 Starlight Explorations * 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm * G.T. Bray Park

-       10/4 Naturalist Led Wagon Tour * 9 am - 10 am * Robinson Preserve

-       10/11 Master Gardener Tour * 9 am - 11 am * Riverview Pointe Preserve

-       10/18 Master Gardener Tour * 9 am - 11 am * Emerson Point Preserve

-       10/18Duette Wagon Tour: Fall Wildflowers and Grasses * 8:30 am - 12:30 pm * Duette Preserve

-       10/19 Master Gardener Tour * 9 am - 11 am * Robinson Preserve

 

Adventure & Recreational Programs:

-       10/8 Afternoon Yoga * 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm * Conservatory Park

-       10/9 Jiggs Landing Paddle * 9 am - 12 pm * Jiggs Landing

-       10/11 Kayaking for First Timers * 10 am - 1 pm * Robinson Preserve

-       10/16 Rattlesnake Key Paddle * 9 am - 1 pm * Skyway South Rest Area

-       10/24 Youth Archery * 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm * Rye Preserve

-       10/25 Kids Archery * 9 am - 11 am * Rye Preserve


Special Events:

-       10/10 Perico Preserve Sneak Peek Tour * 6 pm - 7:30 pm * Perico Preserve

-       10/11 Palma Sola Botanical Garden Plant & Antique Fair * 8 am - 4 pm * Palma Sola Botanical Garden

-       10/14 Perico Preserve Sneak Peek Tour * 6 pm - 7:30 pm * Perico Preserve

-       10/30 Wild Edible Plant Walk with Green Deane * 9 am - 11 am * Emerson Point Preserve (fee required)

 

We hope to see you out in the preserves!
 
Sincerely,
 

Melissa Nell
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department