201705 May Activity Calendar

MAY 2017

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.

201706 June Activity Calendar

JUNE 2017

Saturday, June 3, 8:30 am Hike Estero Bay Preserve, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, FL  off US 41 in Estero.  Leisure hike through scrub flatwoods and muddy salt flats;  observe gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, sea purslane, mangroves, wild flowers and the Estero River.  Wear old sneakers, bring water, sunscreen, hat and a snack. Meet at 8:30 am in parking lot at end of West Broadway.  Directions: I-75 to exit 123 – Corkscrew Road.  Turn onto Corkscrew, drive to light on 41 turn right, take a left turn at next light West Broadway and drive to parking lot.  Public invited. Limit – 12 people.  RSVP: JoAnn   phone 239-495-7644

Saturday, June 3, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm National Trails Day – Sabal Palm Clean Up. The trail is at 881 Sabal Palm Road, Naples, FL  The trailhead is 3.2 miles East of Collier Blvd (CR-951) on Sabal Palm Road in Picayune Strand State Forest.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long: 26.095287, 81.634100.  Volunteers will meet at the trailhead to hike the trail and pick up trash, trim back vegetation and re-mark blazes.  Safety meeting will be conducted at 0800, and cleanup will commence afterwards.  There will be water available for everyone in attendance and lunch will be provided in the afternoon.  Bring loppers or pruning shears if you have them.  Public invited. Limit 12 people. Contact Carl Kepford at carl@tenthousandislands.net or sign up on meetup.com.

Thursday, June 15, Alligator Amblers monthly meeting.  More info to follow.

201707 July Activity Calendar

JULY 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017  10am   Visit to museum, then go to beach and lunch, Sanibel Historical Village, 950 Dunlap Rd. Sanibel, FL.  Enjoy the museum and then go to the beach with lunch after.  Public invited, limited to 10 people, leisure actyivity. RSVP to Bonnie 239-233-9892

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  carl@tenthousandislands.net   or  Len 239-498-6657  lenhannahs@gmail.com

201708 August Activity Calendar


August 19, Saturday, 8:30am  Day at the Beach, Delnor-Wiggins State Park, 11135 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples.  Swim, hike, gather shills and snorkel.  Bring a lunch.  Entrance fee: $6 per car, $4 for a single person in a car, $2 for a bicyclist.  Public is invitied, limit 20 people, leisure activity.  RSVP to Bonnie  239-233-9892