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Alligator Amblers Activities

201909 September Activity Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2019

Thursday, September 19, Monthly meeting at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery,  20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd., Estero, FL    6 pm to 8 pm

Most people order a light meal or snack.     Activity planning meeting.  Come share your ideas!

201910 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2019

Thursday, October 17, Monthly Meeting - Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928   6:30 social get-together    7:00 pm Guest Speaker    7:45 Ambler business meeting   8:30 Adjourn

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 am.  Hike (approximately three hours).  Estero Bay Preserve State Park/ Estero River Scrub Trails 4940 W. Broadway, Estero, Fl  33928    Description:  hike 2 1/2 miles through scrubby flatwoods and muddy salt flats; observe gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, sea pursland, mangroves and wild flowers.  Wear old sneakers in case of water on the trail.

Bring plenty of water, snacks sunscreen and hat.  Meet at 9 am at parking lot at end of w broadway.
Public:  YES   Limit: 12
RSVP Joann  239-495 7644    You must RSVP to attend this event.
Sunday  October 27,   Snorkel trip   Location: John Pennekemp State Park,  102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo 33037  Mile Marker 102.5
Meet at the Entrance to the concession at 10:00am and should be back in Naples by 8 pm or earlier.   Snorkel in the beautiful waters off Key Largo. You will see tropical fish of many varieties, corals, seafans and the occasional sea turtle.  The water is clear with 30-50 ft visibility year round. Looking down from boat one can see every grain of sand and fish swimming below.
John Pennekemp S. P. has very nice camp sites, you must make reservations ahead of time.  Holiday Inn,  Key Largo and Courtyard by Marriott, key Largo are a short drive south of the park, both are on the ocean side.  Public invited.  Limit of 12 people.  Leisure activity.  Must be able to swim.    Leader:  Brenda Carneri     Phone:  239594-0401   email  bkcscuba@aol.com

 

201911 November Activity Calendar

NOVEMBER 2019

Sunday, November 10, 9:00 am to 11:30 am,  Recreational Trail Hike,  Six Mile Cypress Preserve North, 11400 Luckett Road, Ft. Myers, FL, 33905.  This is a Leisure to Moderate (only due to potential wetness) 5.2 mile hike on marked, unpaved trails through the approx. 1,200 acre Six Mile Cypress Preserve North, a Lee County Parks and Conservation 20/20 preserve and upland/wetland restoration project located on the east side of Ft. Myers, FL north of State Road 82.  Trails are uneven and may have minor obstacles.  Surface water/mud may be present on trails.  Hikers will need to bring: at least 1 litre of water each, a snack and/or bag lunch.  The hike will take approx. 2.5 hours to complete, including rest stops.  Closed toed sturdy shoes and hat are required.  Long sleeves, long pants, bug spray and sunscreen are recommended.  Cameras and binoculars are encouraged!  Public invited.  Limit 20 people.  RSVP to Alex 239-777-7705 or email asulecki12@gmail.com   or Brenda 239-370-3393 or email  bkcscuba@aol.com

Monday, November 25, 9:00 am to 11:00 am,  Recreational hike,  Flint Pen Strand, Billy G. Cobb Memorial Trail, 5970 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.  This is a leisure to moderate 1.5 mile hike on the recently opened (2018) Billy G. Cobb Memorial Trail through South Florida Water Management District – owned lands, located in Flint Pen Strand, on the west side and part of the 60,000 acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) project.  This is the portion of the CREW project that is in Lee County, located east of I-75, between Bonita Springs and Estero.  Trails are marked but unpaved and uneven with minor obstacles.  Surface water/mud may be present on trails.  Hikers will need to bring: at least 1 pint of water each, a snack and/or bag lunch.  The hike will take approx. 2 hours to complete, including rest stops.  Closed toed sturdy shoes and hat are required.  Long sleeves, long pants, bug spray and sunscreen are recommended.  Cameras and binoculars are encouraged!  Come explore this new trail with us!  Public invited.  Limit 20 people.  RSVP to Alex 239-777-7705 or email asulecki12@gmail.com   or Brenda 239-370-3393 or email  bkcscuba@aol.com

Thursday, November 21,  Alligator Ambler monthly meeting.  Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928.   6:30 social get-together,  7:00 pm Guest Speaker, 7:45 Ambler business meeting and 8:30 Adjourn.

201912 December Activity Calendar

December 2019

Sunday, December 8, 9am – 1pm,  Hiking, 457 Sabal Palm Road, Naples.  The trailhead is 3.2 miles east of Collier Blvd (CR-951) on Sabal Palm Road in Picayune Strand State Fores.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long:  26.095287, 81.634100.   Hike 4.2 miles through flat pinewoods with cypress trees in areas that are in a slightly lower elevation.  The trail will pass by a colony of endangered red cockaded woodpecker nests.  Portions of the trail may be wet so hikers should be prepared to wade up to 12 inches in places.  Wear old tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Bring one liter of water, a light s=lunch or snack, bug spray, sunscreen and a change of dry socks and shoes in your car for the ride home.  Optional: Hiking stick and binoculars. Public invited.  Limit 12 people.  Moderate difficulty.   RSVP to Carl Kepford  239-253-4255 or email  carl@tenthousandislands.net

There is no monthly meeting in December.  We will have a Holiday Dinner in place of the meeting.

Saturday, December 21.  Holiday Potluck Dinner, 5pm to 8:30 pm.  Share the holiday season with good friends.  Bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and a gift if you want to take part in the Yankee Gift Exchange.  RSVP to Janet 239-877-2039.  Janet will give you the address in Estero.

Thursday, December 31, 2019 4:00 pm to Friday, January 1, 2020.   NEW YEAR’S EVE CAMPOUT  at Mariposa, 1721 Rock Road, Naples.  Come for just the evening or camp-out with us.  Plan to come about 4pm, but you can come earlier if you want to get set up earlier.  Tents, RVs, vans welcome.  Bring a dish to share for the Saturday evening meal, bring a lawn chair, beverage of choice and camping gear.  Have dinner, gather around the campfire and ring in the New Year.  The hosts will furnish breakfast on New Year’s Day.  Public invited, Leisure activity.  RSVP to Betty Wilson 239-298-2724 wilgoson@aol.com or Chuck 239-398-3820 flswampeagle@aol.com     Please also note Carl’s bike activity on New Year’s Day.

202001 January Activity Calendar

JANUARY 2020

Wednesday, January 1,  9:00am to 1:30pm.   Bird Rookery Preserve, 1295 Shady Hollow Blvd, Naples.  Off road cycling on old logging tram trail.  Bike ride on back tram trails in Bird Rookery.  Bring your “Fat Tire” bike.  The grass and sand surface is not suitable for “Road Bikes”.  Hybrids and mountain bikes only.  Bring lots of water, lunch or snacks.  There will be a 6 mile route and a 14 mile route.  Public invited.  Moderate to sever depending on length and trail conditions.  Limit 12 persons.   RSVP to Carl Kepford  239-253-4255  email  carl@tenthousandislands.net  or  Mickey Miller  239 839 3286    email hike1962@yahoo.com   

Sunday, January 5,  9:00 am.  Hike (approximately three hours).  Estero Bay Preserve State Park/ Estero River Scrub Trails 4940 W. Broadway, Estero, Fl  33928    Description:  hike 2 1/2 miles through scrubby flatwoods and muddy salt flats; observe gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, sea pursland, mangroves and wild flowers.  Wear old sneakers in case of water on the trail.

Bring plenty of water, snacks sunscreen and hat.  Meet at 9 am at parking lot at end of w broadway.
Public:  YES   Limit: 12
RSVP Joann  239-495 7644    You must RSVP to attend this event.