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201504 April Activity Calendar

APRIL 2015

Monday, April 13  8am  Maintenance Hike Prairie Pines Preserve, 18400 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 233903.  Activity – General trail maintenance and trail marking.  Public – NO, Limit 10 people, Moderate. RSVP Mickey 239-229-0522  mcmiller@leegov.com

Thursday, April 16  Alligator Amblers Monthly Meeting at Bass Pro Shops (conference room 2nd floor), 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Ft. Myers.  This is in Gulf Coast Town Center on Alico Road and I-75 (exit 128). Program: Kitty Tyler will tell about her trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, Land of the Inca and to the Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s Laboratory off the coast of Ecuador.  Social begins at 6:30pm and meeting at 7:00pm. For more information call JoAnn at 239-495-7644

 

 We Want You!  To Attend
The Alligator Amblers Kick-off South Conference Planning Meeting
Saturday, April 18, 2015       3pm
at
the home of JoAnn Luce
8901 Cascades Isle Blvd, Estero, FL 33928
Purpose:
            To share ideas, brainstorm, revise, develop, plan agenda and activities.
            To assign committee tasks and follow through.
            To get to know each other and have fun working together.
We will have a light supper, so bring a dish to share and your own beverage.  Looking forward to the excitement of planning our THIRD South Conference which will be 16 – 18 October 2015, near Alva, FL.
RSVP: JoAnn  239-495-7644

201505 May Activity Calendar

MAY 2015

Saturday, May 9  9am  Museum and beach, Sanibel Historical Museum, 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL. Walk through Sanibel Historical museum, then a trip to the beach for some shelling, swimming and lunch.  $10 admission to museum, money for toll and parking.  Public – YES, limit – 20 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201506 June Activity Calendar

JUNE 2015

Saturday, June 6   8:45 am. Walk 2.5-3 miles through scrub and salt marsh viewing gopher tortoises, mangroves, fiddler crabs, flowers: Bring water, sunscreen, hat and shoe change as we will be walking through some mud and low water.  Location:  Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, FL 33928.  Turn West off W. Broadway to end next to FPL substation.   Public – yes, Limit – 15 people, Leisure.  RSVP  Joann  239-495-7644   joannl1960@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 20  8:30am  Day at the beach, Delnor-Wiggins State Park, 11135 Gulfshore Drive, Naples, FL.  Have some fun walking, swimming and shelling on the beach.  Bring lunch and something to drink.  Public – YES, limit – 20 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201507 July Activity Calendar

JULY 2015

Friday-Sunday, July 10-12  Tubing Ichetucknee Springs, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 US 27, Fort White, FL.  Enjoy sights in Gainesville, FL, museum, Devils Millhopper, Bat house at the university, overnight at hotel, float the river (early am) call for details and carpooling.  FTA members only, limit – 10 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201508 August Activity Calendar

AUGUST 2015

Saturday, August 22  8am  Tour Motes Marine Science Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL.  Experience an up close view of a variety of marine animals and fish, a 135,000 gal aquarium and more, eat lunch and if time allows visit the beach.  FTA members only, limit – 10 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201509 September Activity Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2015

Saturday, September 19  9am  Tour Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL.  Tour wildlife center, enjoy lunch in downtown Punta Gorda.  Free admission – donation requested.  Public – YES, limit – 15 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201510 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2015                                                          

Sunday, October 4   8:45 am. Walk 2.5-3 miles through scrub and salt marsh viewing gopher tortoises, mangroves, fiddler crabs, flowers: Bring water, sunscreen, hat and shoe change as we will be walking through some mud and low water.  Location:  Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, FL 33928.  Turn West off W. Broadway to end next to FPL substation.   Public – yes, Limit – 15 people, Leisure.  RSVP  Joann  239-495-7644   joannl1960@yahoo.com

Friday – Sunday, October 16-18  Florida Trail Association South Regional Conference

The Alligator Amblers chapter will be hosting the South Regional Conference this year.  We are looking for volunteers to help with this wonderful event.  The conference will be held at the South Florida United Methodist 355 CR 78 (Fort Denaud, Fl) near Alva, FL.  Contact Joann 239-495-7644 if you would like to volunteer.

The camp has dorms, tent camping and RV spaces.  More information will be available soon.

Saturday, October 24  9am  Tour Marie Selby Tropical Gardens, 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL.  Tour the gardens including the museum of Botany and Arts, lunch afterwards, possibly at Unger Longer Lodge.  Admission to Marie Selby is $19/Adult.  Public – YES, limit – 15 people, leisure.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

201511 November Activity Calendar

NOVEMBER 2015

Saturday, November 7  8am  Hike at Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park, 17980 Palm Beach Blvd, Alva, FL.  Hike a variety of habitats including palmetto-oak scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands.  $1/day or $5/all day.  Bring snack and water.  FTA members only, limit – 10 people, moderate.  RSVP -Bonnie 239-765-5450

 

201512 December Activity Calendar

DECEMBER 2015

Sunday, December 27   9am  Paddle the East River located in Fakahatchee Strand, out and back, mangrove tunnels, lakes and very narrow areas, very remote.  All day paddle.  Call for further information where to meet.  Public – NO, Limit 10 boats, strenuous.  RSVP Jean 239-249-8245  jbubwm@gmail.com 

 

201601 January Activity Calendar

JANUARY 2016

Sunday, January 10 2016   8:45 am. Walk 2.5-3 miles through scrub and salt marsh viewing gopher tortoises, mangroves, fiddler crabs, flowers: Bring water, sunscreen, hat and shoe change as we will be walking through some mud and low water.  Location:  Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, FL 33928.  Turn West off W. Broadway to end next to FPL substation.   Public – yes, Limit – 15 people, Leisure.  RSVP  Joann Luce 239-495-7644   joannl1960@yahoo.com