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June 2018

Volunteer Event – Tree Planting in Big Cypress

June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
Free

Volunteer with the SFNPT  in Big Cypress National Preserve! On Saturday June 30th we will plant trees at restoration sites along Turner River. Planting is hard work, but it is a rewarding experience that helps improve park habitat and benefits native plants and wildlife. We can’t do this project without the support of awesome volunteers! This project is made possible through the generous support of the Guerra Family Foundation. Thank you for your continued support of South Florida’s national parks! When: Saturday, June 30th from 9:00…

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August 2018

Volunteer Event Part II – Tree Planting in Big Cypress

August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Volunteer with the SFNPT  in Big Cypress National Preserve! On Saturday August 4th we will plant trees at restoration sites along Turner River and/or Birdon Road. Planting is hard work, but it is a rewarding experience that helps improve park habitat and benefits native plants and wildlife. We can’t do this project without the support of awesome volunteers! Read more about the Ochopee Sheetflow Restoration Project This project is made possible through the generous support of the Guerra Family Foundation. Thank you for your…

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October 2018

Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Swamp Walks

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Clyde & Niki Butcher Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Vermont has its leaf-peepers. Munich has Oktoberfest. Here in South Florida, we celebrate the fall season with swamp walks in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Join us on October 27 & 28 at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and take a walk on the wild side! Clyde and Niki Butcher host a fall festival at their Big Cypress Gallery in October every year. As part of the fun, special swamp walks behind the gallery are available for the brave (and…

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December 2018

Swamp Night at Naples Beach Brewery

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Naples Beach Brewery, 4120 Enterprise Ave. Suite 115-117
Naples, FL 34104 United States
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Join us at Naples Beach Brewery on Saturday 12/15 to support outdoor education programs in Big Cypress for Collier County kids    Naples Beach Brewery has crafted a special brew to support Big Cypress National Preserve For every pint sold, Naples Beach Brewery will make a donation to the SFNPT in support of the Swamp Water And Me Program (SWAMP) an outdoor science education program that brings thousands of 6th-grade students from Collier County into Big Cypress each year for a ranger-led learning…

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February 2019

4th Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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$100

YOU ARE INVITED! Join our guest of honor Fran Mainella, the 16th Director of the National Park Service and the first women to lead our national parks, on Thursday, February 21 for our signature event of the year in Naples– Wine & Wildlife. This one-of-a-kind evening combines good wine, great food, and live wildlife in celebration of South Florida’s national parks! Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution supports our national parks! Through your generous support, Wine &…

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October 2019

Clyde Butcher’s Annual Fall Festival & Swamp Walks

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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$50

Expand your fall plans beyond just a walk through a haunted house filled with ghosts and ghouls for a walk through the swamp filled with real critters! Here in South Florida, we celebrate the fall season with swamp walks in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Join us on October 26 & 27 at Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery and take a walk on the wild side! Clyde and Niki Butcher host a fall festival at their Big Cypress Gallery in…

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December 2019

Family Fun Day: South Florida’s Fabulous Parks

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130 United States
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The South Florida National Parks Trust Presents Family Fun Day: South Florida' Fabulous Parks Saturday, December 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the HistoryMiami Museum Embark on an adventure as we celebrate our local National Parks! Learn how to get involve and discover what makes each site unique as we explore the parks that call South Florida home through craft activities, interactives, story time and more. RSVP ONLINE http://www.historymiami.org/  

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January 2020

Discover Big Cypress and Your Own Art Talents

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee,, FL 34141 United States
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Discover Big Cypress and Your Own Art Talents January 3, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the Big Cypress National Preserve Join Artist in Residence, Heather Heckel at Oasis Visitor Center to make your own mini sketchbook. Then go outside to view wildlife and learn how to draw from observation. Paper and art supplies will be available. This fun experience is FREE!

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Collier County’s “Be Well in Paradise” Experience

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - January 12 @ 12:00 pm
Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee,, FL 34141 United States
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Collier County's "Be Well in Paradise" Experience January 10 - 12, 2020 at the Big Cypress National Preserve Set the tone for 2020 with a wellness walk out at Big Cypress National Preserve! From January 10th to the 12th, Big Cypress will be celebrating their 2nd annual county-wide Paradise Coast Wellness Experience with a number of outdoor activities from hiking to kayaking, biking, and yoga to allow individuals to connect with their surroundings. All trips require registration as space is…

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February 2020

5th Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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$175

The South Florida National Parks Trust Presents The 5th Annual Wine & Wildlife Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Naples Botanical Garden Please save the date for the 5th Annual Wine & Wildlife, our signature event of the year in Southwest Florida. We are excited to announce that this year's event will bring together more than 250 friends from the community and local businesses for an exclusive after-hours party inside the award-winning Naples Botanical Garden. A…

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