8th Annual All-Trails Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park on Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

This is not an official FTA Suncoast Chapter event, but a courtesy posting for our friends at Oscar Scherer State Park...

Event Name: 8th Annual All-Trails Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

Description: Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. and Oscar Scherer State Park are hosting the 8th Annual All-Trails Hike on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Participants are welcome and encouraged to hike as much or as little of our 12-mile route as they like. Each trail has its own unique features, flora, and fauna. Park volunteers will man snacks stations at designated locations along the recommended route and provide refreshments and water to registered participants throughout the day.

Registration is required to participate and registration forms are available at the Ranger Station. Hardcopies can be printed by visiting: http://friendsofoscarscherer.com. Or, participants can register the day of event at the Nature Center between 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

The cost to participate is $10 per person (includes park entrance, snacks, water, and lunch) and the event is free for individuals under 16 years of age. Lunch will be provided to registered participants at the Nature Center from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Some trails consist of soft sugar sand through open scrub jay habitat, so dress appropriately (comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, hat, and sunscreen recommended).

Well-behaved pets on leashes are permitted on trails and in designated public use areas.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. and Oscar Scherer State Park. All proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) Citizen Support Organization, which aims to protect and restore the habitat of the threatened Florida scrub jay.

Oscar Scherer State Park is located at 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. Phone:[masked]-5956.

Visit our website at: http://www.floridastateparks.org/oscarscherer

Please contact me directly for more information.

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  • Gail

    Happy to see something near the Sarasota area love to see more of these. Can you please post some more details about this, where will the group be meeting and what are the details on the agenda for the day? Thanks

    January 12, 2014

    • Lenny C.

      Gail...Please contact Ashley Melton for more info on this event.. This is not an official FTA event... We are posting as a courtesy to our friends at Oscar Scherer State Park..

      January 12, 2014

  • Tom

    The park is in the Suncost chapter's area? Sarasota county?

    January 11, 2014

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