Discover what laws exist to stop the invasion of non-native plants & animals, and how you can help. This free open forum will answer your questions about Manatee and Sarasota County ordinances, and the State laws concerning non-native plants, fish, and other wildlife. Wednesday, 5/29 at 9:00 a.m., SWFWMD Building, 6750 Fruitville Rd (SR 780).
See the PDF Flyer, here.
Smoke on the horizon is a common sight this time of year now that we are in to our natural fire season. Park rangers burn about 14,000 acres each year at the park with the majority of the burns planned for late April, May and June. If you plan to hike or camp in the backwoods area, be sure to ask a park ranger if any ecological burns are planned for the day.
Congratulations to Carmen Merriam, the winner of a beautiful new kayak in the kayak drawing sponsored by Friends of Myakka River!l
We are getting ready for our last concert of the season! Come join us this Friday evening to see The Raiford Starke Band perform at our new South Pavilion stage! We will be having some of our usual raffle prizes andwe will be holding the kayak drawing this Friday night, too! You never know…you just might be one of our lucky winners! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and coolers.
Tickets are on sale now at the Ranger Station for this year's kayak drawing for just $5 each or 5/$20. Take a chance and you could be the winner. Proceeds from the drawing will be used to keep Myakka healthy, natural, and beautiful.
March 2nd through March 10th is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Take time to learn about Florida's worst invaders at www.FloridaInvasives.org, remove invasive plants from your yard or a local park, and ask your Friends and neighbors to do the same. You can make a difference.
Internationally acclaimed violinist Wille Royal (of Willie & Lobo) will perform with the diverse world music group Lotus Fire at the south pavilion in the park on Friday at 7:00 pm.. Tickets on sale on the day of performance at the park.
Congratulations to Ranger Teresa Good for her promotion to Park Services Specialist. Teresa will be managing the park's volunteer program and taking the lead in the park's visitor services on Feb. 1st, a position held by Lisa Bramlage for many long years. Lisa will still be close by, working in the biology office, specializing in Land Management, and working hard to keep Myakka healthy, natural and beautiful. Paula Benshof is retiring from the Land Management position.
Tickets are on sale now at the Ranger Station for this year's kayak drawing for just $5 each or 4/$20. Take a chance and you could be the winner. Proceeds from the drawing will be used to keep Myakka healthy, natural, and beautiful.
Saturday, January 19th 2013 6:00PM. For your convenience, the North Gate will be open at 5:00 PM. Check the Events Menu on this page for more information.