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201410 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2014                                                           

Saturday, October 18 – Day trip to Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva Island, Fl  33924.  Meet at 10 am.  Activity Description:  Visiting library and foundation, lunch and swimming afterwards.  FTA members only, Limit  10 people, Leisure, RSVP – Bonnie McLauglin  239-765-5450

Saturday, October 25 Visit to South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205.  Meet at 10 am and tour museum, planatarium and aquarium.  $18 adults,  $16 seniors (65+).  Bring lunch, have dinner at Linger Longer Lodge (a real piece of Old Florida).  RSVP to Bonnie McLaughlin 239-765-5450

Sunday, October 26 – Beach Walk – Tigertail Beach, 400 Hernando Drive, Marco Island, FL.  Meet at 9am. Will walk inside the lagoon and outside on the beach.  Total miles will be around three.  Hope to see some roseate spoonbills and nesting black skimmers.  Bring old tennis shoes or teva type sandals, no flip flops.   Public invited – Limit 12 people – Leisure  RSVP  Carl Kepford  239-253-4255  email  carl@tenthousandislands.net

201411 November Activity Calendar


Friday – Sunday, November 7-9, 2010     FTA South Regional Gathering/Conference – hosted by the Loxahatchee Chapter.   AT Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL

  •  Some of the fun to be had:
    • Hungryland Boardwalk walk
    • Ocean Frontiers Program
    • Python Patrol Workshop
    • Navigation by Map – Compass – GPS
    • Introduction to Corbett Wildlife Management Area
    • Trail Symposium by land managers
    • Waznew Auction – Happy Hoofers Chapter

    On-site registration Friday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Noon

    Registration fee is $10.00 – tent camping $10 per night; RV $12 per night; Cabin/bunk house is $14 per night per person. There is a $6 day use fee for those not staying overnight.

    Canoe rentals are $3 per day.

    Meals: Breakfast Saturday & Sunday will be provided by the Youth Camp for $9 per breakfast. Dinner Saturday night provided by the Youth Camp will be $20. Lunch on Saturday will be provided by Tropical Trekkers: hotdogs, chips and soda/water for $5.00.

Check here for updated information and registration: http://www.meetup.com/Florida-Trail-Association-Loxahatchee-Chapter-PBCounty/events/205777432/

Saturday, November 15, 4 pm  Overnight camping with shared dinner,  Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL.  Camp Saturday night with early Thanksgiving Dinner – I will bring a home cooked turkey with stuffing, all participants bring a dish to share.  Activity leader will be camping at site 21.  Participants can either camp or return home after dinner. Public invited – limit 20 people – leisure.  RSVP Bonnie McLaughlin 239-765-5450

Optional:  For those who wish they can hike in the morning with Joann Luce (see activity November 16 – below)  You must RSVP separately for each event.

Sunday, November 16, 10 am   Guided 1 1/2 hour tour of Koreshan State Historical Site,  3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, Fl.  Learn about Cyrus Teed’s turn of the 20th Century utopian village and grounds  Meet at the settlement parking lot.  Park fee $5.00 OptionalAfter the tour you can walk the .8 mile bamboo trail along the Estero River or paddle the river on your own.  Call the park (239-992-0311) for the canoe rental fees if you need a rental.  Public invited- Limit 12 people- Leisure RSVP Joann Luce  239-495-7644

Thursday, November 20 – Monthly Meeting, Bass Pro Shop upstairs conference room, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Gulf Coast Town Center.  I-75 Allico Road Exit.  6:30 social, 7pm program.  The speaker TBD.