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, 8:00 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.