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Friends Of Oscar Scherer Park Inc's Fundraiser:

Boardwalk for Lake Osprey

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THE STORY:

Lake Osprey is in the center of Oscar Scherer State Park and is used for swimming and fishing. Each year The Friends of Oscar Scherer Park host two fishing tournaments for local children. One event is held for all the local children in the Tri-County area. The second event is held specifically for special needs children. The shoreline of the lake is a natural habitat environment and is very difficult for the special needs children to navigate. To make it easier for these children to fish and enjoy the day we would like to build a boardwalk across the lake which would include a fishing platform that would make it easier for these children to get a line into the water. The boardwalk will also be used to enhance the children's educational programs at the park. The boardwalk would be built to meet all ADA regulations and will have a roof for protection against the weather. Benches will be built along the boardwalk for everyone's convenience. Hikers and walkers could also utilize the boardwalk to link up with other existing trails as well as observing the attractions in the park. Please visit our web site at http://friendsofoscarscherer.com

Members of the Friends do a variety of tasks and administrative duties with a friendly spirit dedicated to supporting the natural beauty of Oscar Scherer State Park. These volunteers do hands-on maintenance work in the park, remove invasive exotic plants, provide firewood for campers, and monitor the Florida Scrub Jays as well as:

Publish maps, fact sheets, trail guides, and newsletters to help visitors experience t
he park more fully.

Lead bird walks and nature strolls to provide a deeper understanding of the
park’s natural systems.

Present nature programs, outreach programs, and musical programs for the general public.

Maintain and improve the hiking trails to include such things as building an observation bench at Big Lake, and replacing many of the bridges along the trails.

Update trail markers as needed for more than the 15 miles of trails

Maintain the butterfly gardens to encourage Florida native plant gardening.

Hold fund-raising events such as the Scrub Jay 5K, and obtain grants to provide
amenities such as playgrounds and fire and maintenance equipment that are beyond
the park’s budget.

Maintain 106 campsites and related facilities through the Florida Campground Host Program

Members of the Friends do a variety of tasks and administrative duties with a friendly spirit dedicated to supporting the natural beauty of Oscar Scherer State Park. These volunteers do hands-on maintenance work in the park, remove invasive exotic plants, provide firewood for campers, and monitor the Florida Scrub Jays as well as:

Publish maps, fact sheets, trail guides, and newsletters to help visitors experience t
he park more fully.

Lead bird walks and nature strolls to provide a deeper understanding of the
park’s natural systems.

Present nature programs, outreach programs, and musical programs for the general public.

Maintain and improve the hiking trails to include such things as building an observation bench at Big Lake, and replacing many of the bridges along the trails.

Update trail markers as needed for more than the 15 miles of trails

Maintain the butterfly gardens to encourage Florida native plant gardening.

Hold fund-raising events such as the Scrub Jay 5K, and obtain grants to provide
amenities such as playgrounds and fire and maintenance equipment that are beyond
the park’s budget.

Maintain 106 campsites and related facilities through the Florida Campground Host Program

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