Thursday, May 18, Alligator Amblers monthly meeting at Christus Victor Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110. Social gathering 6:30 pm, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Patrick Higgins, the recently elected President of the Friends of the Fakahatchee. He will bring us up to date on recent developments in the Fakahatchee Strand State Park including the proposal for the Boardwalk extension and the possibility of new culverts on Janes Scenic Highway. Members should be very interested in this wonderful resource because they conduct trail clearing operations there as well as leading hikes and bicycle trips in the park. After the presentation, members will get an update on past and future events in Southwest Florida.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 9 am – 1 pm Paddleboarding, 490 Hernando Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. Paddleboard in secluded lagoon at entrance to Tigertail Beach. Cost is $45.00 for four hours. Paddleboards, safety equipment, and instruction provided by vendor. Restrooms and outdoor restaurant are on site. Collier County residents (with beach sticker) can park free. Cars without a Collier County beach sticker will pay an $8.00 parking fee. This is a great place to learn to paddleboard. No experience necessary. The location is sheltered from large waves. You can paddleboard, then walk over to the gulf beach, then paddleboard some more. Public invited, limit 20 people moderate difficulty. Paddleboards provide by vendor. RSVP Carl 239-253-4245 email@example.com or Len 239-498-6657 firstname.lastname@example.org