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Monday, November 19, 2012

Cool, shady, and open

Rothenbach park has been called the most beautiful biking trail in Sarasota - come out and see us!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Come on out August 20th

Come out Monday, Aug. 20 for a morning with parks naturalist Jennifer Rogers to help keep Rothenbach looking great.

Tasks will include removal of the invasive exotic Ceasar's weed, air potato plants, and guinea grasses.  Bring a bicycle if you can for a ride on the paved trail through the hammock. Meet at the pavilion (restrooms) at 8:30 am. Meet at the pavilion (restrooms) at 8:30 a.m. Call (941-441-5214) if you’ll be joining later.

Monday, August 20th: Rothenbach Park, 8650 Bee Ridge Rd., 8:30-11:30 am. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rothenbach Park – Ceasar’s Weed Scramble!

On Tuesday, May 29th9 – noon

A volunteer work morning at Rothenbach Park will focus on removal of the invasive exotic Caesar’s weed plant. 
Bring your bicycle if you can for ease in traversing along the paved trail through the beautiful hammock to the locations of ceasar’s weed. 

Meet at the pavilion (restrooms) at 9 a.m. 

Recommendations: bring drinking water; sun protection; and, mosquito protection.  Bring work gloves if you have some you like to use, otherwise staff will provide.

Call (941-441-5214) to RSVP and for more info.

Volunteer for all or part of the time.  RSVP if you’ll be joining later.

I am the contact. 941-441-5214

Thank you!

-Jen J

Saturday, March 17, 2012

36-Hour Giving Challenge

Dear Member of The Friends of Sarasota County Parks,

We know you’re passionate about The Friends, and on March 27, you can help us score big in the 36-Hour Giving Challenge!

The 36-Hour Giving Challenge is an online giving event inspiring donors and citizen philanthropists to learn more about the nonprofits and causes in Southwest Florida they care about most. Only nonprofits with complete profiles in The Giving Partner, a local online tool helping donors make more informed decisions about their charitable giving, can participate in this special challenge. That’s us! You can check out our profile anytime.

On Marcy 27, as close to 6 am as you can, Support the Friends by doing this:

1. Go here.

2. Type "friends" into the search and locate our profile. (The link is not there yet, but will be at 6 am on Tuesday March 27).

3. Enter your credit card info.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bee Ridge Improvement Meeting Dec. 8th

Come out December 8th to learn what's in store as the Bee Ridge Widening goes forward:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hardwood Hammock Hike at Rothenbach Park

Hardwood Hammock Hike at Rothenbach Park 

Join Sarasota County Parks Naturalist, Jennifer Rogers, for a nature hike through the hardwood hammock habitats of Rothenbach Park on Sunday, December 11, 2011, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the majestic oaks in the natural area of this multi-use park, and a chance at seeing the often present white-tailed deer! Rothenbach Park is unique among all Sarasota County Parks in that it is the site of the (closed) capped Bee Ridge Landfill – a mountain of trash turned into a community treasure.

The Bee Ridge Landfill was open at this site from 1972 until its closure and final capping in 2000. The site remains under Florida Department of Environmental Protection oversight as a capped landfill. Participants should wear appropriate shoes for walking on both paved and sandy trails.

 Recommended items to bring are camera/binoculars, bird and/or Florida field guide, water, insect repellent, and sun protection. All Sarasota County nature walks prohibit participants from smoking or bringing pets.

 To reach Rothenbach Park, 8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, take I-75 to Exit 207 (Bee Ridge Road). Travel east on Bee Ridge Road for approximately 3 miles to the end. The park entrance will be on your right. Meet at the Turkey Trail trailhead at Rothenbach Park. The parking lot for this trailhead is located on the opposite side of the landfill mound from the park entrance and accessible by a gravel access drive. After passing through the park gate and passing the park sign on the left, take a left onto the access drive (paved to start).

 For more information or to register over the phone, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for Jennifer Rogers (jrogers@scgov.net).

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