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February 2017

Wine & Wildlife II

February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 12200 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34110 United States
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Wildlife biologist Joe Wasilewski travels the world in search of rare and exotic reptiles but he is best known for his wildlife adventures right here in South Florida, including his knack for catching invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Join us on Thursday February 2 in Naples for appetizers, wine and wildlife as we celebrate our national parks and native wildlife programs at the SFNPT’s second annual Wine & Wildlife event. Learn more about South Florida's national parks, meet the rangers who…

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Nike Missile Event

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Home of Joe Wasilewski, 24305 SW 142 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33032 United States
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A Special Family Event with Nike Veterans, Live Reptiles & Food Trucks COLD WAR ~ COLD BEER ~ COLD-BLOODED Join us for a special fundraising event to support the NIKE MISSILE BASE in EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK with Nike Missile veterans, live reptiles, food trucks and more on Saturday February 25 at the home of South Florida wildlife biologist Joe Wasilewski. The event begins with a special VIP bus tour of the Everglades Nike Missile Base (9 AM to 1 PM) followed by the main…

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May 2017

Seahorse Symposium & Evening Boat Tour / Biscayne National Park

May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Join the Biscayne National Park Institute for an evening event featuring a sunset boat cruise and presentations by four leading seahorse researchers. Discussion topics will include seahorse research in South Florida and Biscayne National Park, and ways the public can become involved in seahorse conservation efforts through the citizen science program, iSeahorse. Tickets are $45.00 and include an evening boat cruise of Biscayne Bay with light refreshments. Reserve tickets by calling the Park Store at 786-335-3644. Park grounds will remain…

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October 2018

Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Swamp Walks

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Clyde & Niki Butcher Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Vermont has its leaf-peepers. Munich has Oktoberfest. Here in South Florida, we celebrate the fall season with swamp walks in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Join us on October 27 & 28 at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and take a walk on the wild side! Clyde and Niki Butcher host a fall festival at their Big Cypress Gallery in October every year. As part of the fun, special swamp walks behind the gallery are available for the brave (and…

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February 2019

4th Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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YOU ARE INVITED! Join our guest of honor Fran Mainella, the 16th Director of the National Park Service and the first women to lead our national parks, on Thursday, February 21 for our signature event of the year in Naples– Wine & Wildlife. This one-of-a-kind evening combines good wine, great food, and live wildlife in celebration of South Florida’s national parks! Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution supports our national parks! Through your generous support, Wine &…

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January 2020

Park After Dark: Evening Boat Tours on the Bay

January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Biscayne National Park Presents Park After Dark: Evening Boat Tours on the Bay Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Biscayne National Park The Winter Solstice brings us the shortest day of the year! Hop on a guided boat excursion out into Biscayne Bay to see the beauty of the evening hours from the water.  TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE https://www.biscaynenationalparkinstitute.org/ $15 Per Person: 1-hour boat tour at Biscayne National Park. Departing at 5:00 PM and 6:15 PM  

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Rainer & Noel’s Excellent Camping Adventure 2020

January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020
Flamingo Campground, Everglades National Park

The South Florida National Parks Trust Presents Rainer & Noel's Excellent Camping Adventure 2020 Saturday & Sunday January 25 - 26, 2020 at Flamingo Campground, Everglades National Park Let's Go Camping! Grab the kids, pack a tent and join SFNPT members Rainer & Noel Schael on Saturday January 25 for the 10th edition of our Family CAMP weekend in Everglades National Park. This special event brings families together for a weekend of fun in Flamingo with outdoor activities, arts & crafts, a campfire,…

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February 2020

5th Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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The South Florida National Parks Trust Presents The 5th Annual Wine & Wildlife Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Naples Botanical Garden Please save the date for the 5th Annual Wine & Wildlife, our signature event of the year in Southwest Florida. We are excited to announce that this year's event will bring together more than 250 friends from the community and local businesses for an exclusive after-hours party inside the award-winning Naples Botanical Garden. A…

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October 2020

Swamp Walks

SWAMP Celebration For The Parks

October 24, 2020 @ 7:30 am - October 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Join us for the 7th Annual SWAMP Celebration For The Parks at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery - October 24 & 25, 2020 Full details & tickets are online at Eventbrite. Our annual two-day swamp walk fundraiser for the Swamp Water And Me Program (SWAMP) is almost here! This special event brings people out into Big Cypress on swamp walk adventures behind Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery.  Join us for  SWAMP Along walks behind the gallery that raises money for the…

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April 2021


April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for cocktails curated exclusively for the evening from Bar Lab – and for a few tales from Florida’s national parks – in celebration of our new name, our revamped mission and our rededication to enriching the experience of park visitors and creating deeper connections between diverse communities to the nature that abounds in their backyards. Yes, you read that right! You may have once known us as the South Florida National Parks Trust, but we recently reintroduced ourselves…

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