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201410 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2014

Saturday – Sunday, October 4-5 - Snorkeling in John Pennekemp State Park. You can plan to camp overnight at John Pennekamp State Park or stay in a nearby hotel- optional. Meet 11am on Sunday  Location: 99751 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Fl ( between Holiday Inn and The Courtyard is the marina) MM 100.  Name of the sailboat is Quicksilver.   Cost for snorkeling trip is $35/person.  You can bring your own equipment or rent equipment from the marina.  We will be taken to the shallow water reefs of John Pennekamp State Park, the National Marine Sanctuary in Key Largo, Fl.  Normally the trip goes to one reef for an hour and then to another reef for an hour.  There is also trael time from the marina to the reefs and back.  MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM AND SNORKEL.  Public invited, limit 10 people, leisure.  RSVP to Brenda Carneri 239 594 0401                                                                      

Sunday, October 12 – Guided Walk at Estero River Scrub Preserve, 4940 W. Broadway, Estero. Turn west on Broadway and go to the end.  Observe pine uplands, fall flowers, fiddler crabs in mud flats and gopher tortoise.  Possibility of muddy sections. Wear old sneakers.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and hat.  Limit 12 people, public invited.  RSVP to JoAnn Luce 239 495 7644

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

NOVEMBER 2014

Friday – Sunday, November 7-9, 2010     FTA South Regional Gathering/Conference – hosted by the Loxahatchee Chapter.  Watch for registration forms to be uploaded on Loxahatchee’s Meetup site and on their FTA website.  In the meantime, save the dates!

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 is 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 at rates to be determined.

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

Sunday, November 16   History and Botanical tour, at Koreshan State Historical Site,  3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, Fl.  Guided ½ hour botanical/historic tour of early 1900’s pioneer community along the Estero River.  Optional – Bring kayak/canoe for a river paddle after the tour – canoe rentals available $5.30/hr.   Entrance to park $4.00 per car.  Public invited- Limit 14 people- Leisure RSVP Joann Luce  239-495-7644  joannl1960@yahoo.com