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Friends Of Oscar Scherer Park Inc

Friends Of Oscar Scherer Park Inc
CROWDRISE : Aug 17, 2016
Tax ID: 65-0282041
BASED: Osprey, FL, United States


Friends Of Oscar Scherer Par...

Park Support

Our mission includes maintaining and improving habitat for the Florida Scrub Jay and providing a natural environment of learning and pleasure for school children, groups, naturalists and families.

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


Tax ID: 65-0282041 •


Boardwalk for Lake Osprey

Boardwalk for Lake Osprey

Amount Raised:



0% Raised of $200,000 Goal