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Upcoming events

    • February 23, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Myakka River State Park - South Pavilion Lawn


    ONLINE TICKET SALES IS CLOSED

    TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE RANGER STATION ON 2/23/24

    Up in the Florida Mountains, high along the Gator Ridge, The Gator Ridge Ramblers have been perfecting their own blend of raucous, high-energy bluegrass. They've been captivating audiences all over with knee-slapping, high-steppin sing alongs, and heart-breakin, tear-wrenching tissue burners.  One thing for sure is that they will put a smile on your face!

    Check them out HERE.

    Discounted Member Tickets are $20 each (regular price is $25).

    MEMBERS MAY BUY MULTIPLE DISCOUNTED TICKETS, AS OUTLINED IN OUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

    Individual Membership: Up to TWO discounted tickets at $20 EACH

    Dual/Family Membership: Up to FOUR discounted tickets at $20 EACH

    Corporate Membership: Up to TEN discounted tickets at $20 EACH

    Not a Friends member yet?  Join us HERE before purchasing your tickets to get  discounts.  Individual Memberships are $25, Family Memberships are $35.

    • Park entrance fee waived after 5pm
    • North Gate will be open 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
    • BYO seating/blankets etc.
    • Coolers/picnic baskets welcome
    • Individual firepits are NOT permitted
    • All ticket sales final
    • Questions? 941-361-6511 or 941-202-3296

    Bring your appetites!  For your dining pleasure, we're thrilled to welcome back THE EMPANADA GIRL, who will have delectable carnivore, vegetarian and vegan options on offer!  Homemade brownies, lovingly baked by our Florida Park Service Volunteers, and coffee will also be available for sale at this concert.  


    FULL MOON SPONSOR

     J. Robert Donnelly and Mary Jane Donnelly Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

    HALF MOON SPONSORS

    Elizabeth Moore

    Beautiful Ponds

    CRESCENT MOON SPONSORS

    Lowe Morrison & Leiza Fitzgerald

    Mark Steinwachs & Jarred Wilson


    ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK AND THE WILD AND SCENIC MYAKKA RIVER

    Friends of Myakka River exists to support Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.

    TOGETHER, WE'RE PROTECTING AND SHARING MYAKKA'S MAGIC, TO THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND OUR OWN.


    • March 09, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Myakka River State Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    With over 800 species in Myakka River State Park, learning and identifying plants can seem like an overwhelming task.

    In this program, Master Naturalist (and FOMR Member) Steve White will focus on seven park plants that are both common AND have fascinating stories.  These are plants that every self-respecting park visitor should know!

    Join us on this leisurely, informative and fun journey up Ranch House Road and into the world of Myakka's flora.


    REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS!

    Tickets: $20 per person, $10 for Friends of Myakka River Members.

    Registration closes on Wednesday, March 6, or once the event is full


    Not a member yet? Sign up HERE

    Annual individual membership is $25, Couple/Family is $35.  


    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Park admission is NOT included in the guided walk fee
    • This 2-mile walk will take place on an unpaved backcountry trail
    • Check-in location and additional details will be emailed prior to the event
    • Kids welcome with parents/guardians 
    • For the comfort and enjoyment of all participants and for your pet’s safety, no pets please. 
    • Certified service dogs, trained to perform certain tasks, are permitted 
    • All ticket sales final.

    QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CALL 941-202-3296

    ALL PROCEEDS DIRECTLY BENEFIT MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK AND THE WILD AND SCENIC MYAKKA RIVER

    Friends of Myakka River exists to support Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.

    TOGETHER, WE'RE PROTECTING AND SHARING MYAKKA'S MAGIC, TO THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND OUR OWN.

    • March 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Myakka River State Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Love Myakka River State Park?   Love to Bike Myakka?  

    Looking for an opportunity to give back?

    Then join us for our March Bike Myakka! for Good Service Ride.

    THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY - PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST IN CASE WE HAVE CANCELLATIONS


    On Sunday, March 17,  we'll celebrate all things green by taking a Wild & Scenic Road Ride to observe and discuss the important role that native plants play in Myakka's natural communities.


    Then, after a short (under an hour) service project, we will enjoy a free picnic lunch, sponsored by grant funds from Adventure Cycling and National Environmental Education Foundation.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Total ride distance will be approximately 10 miles.  We'll share more details about the ride length and the service project with registrants closer to the event.  Lunch will take place in a covered pavilion.


    • Limited to 30 participants
    • Registration closes on Thursday, March 14 or when event is full 
    • Suitable for all bikes
    • Rain or shine!
    • Check-in at the Log Pavilion from 8:30-8:55
    • Ride leaves at 9:00 am
    • Park admission fees waived with registration for this free event
    • Lunch will be available to registered participants only
    • Kids welcome with parents 
    • Bicycle riders and passengers under age 16 are required by Florida Law to wear a helmet 
    • All participants are required to complete a liability waiver and a short term volunteer agreement


    QUESTIONS?  Please contact Miri Hardy.


    Friends of Myakka River exists to support Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River.

    TOGETHER, WE'RE PROTECTING AND SHARING MYAKKA'S MAGIC, TO THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND OUR OWN.

Past events

February 18, 2024 Bike Myakka for Good - FEBRUARY Service Ride
February 09, 2024 Experiencing Myakka's Magic - Astronomy Night in the Park- REGISTRATION CLOSED
January 26, 2024 The Firewater Tent Revival: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
January 20, 2024 Celebrating Myakka's Magic - Members Event and Annual Meeting
November 10, 2023 Celebrate REI Sarasota's Grand Opening with Friends of Myakka River!
September 23, 2023 Bike Myakka for Biodiversity
June 03, 2023 Bike Myakka for Good - JUNE Service Ride
May 13, 2023 Bike Myakka for Good - MAY Service Ride
April 22, 2023 Sharing Myakka's Magic on Earth Day
April 15, 2023 Bike Myakka for Good - APRIL Service Ride
April 07, 2023 The Wandering Hours: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
March 11, 2023 Bike Myakka! for Good - MARCH Service Ride
March 03, 2023 The Jazz Phools: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
February 18, 2023 Cache Myakka! at Funcoast Bash 8
February 11, 2023 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free FEBRUARY Service Ride
February 03, 2023 Stumble Creek: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
January 14, 2023 Celebrating Myakka's Magic - Members Park Reopening Event
September 24, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Biodiversity
June 04, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free JUNE Service Ride Honoring Myakka River State Park's 80th Anniversary
May 07, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free MAY Service Ride
April 23, 2022 Sharing Myakka's Magic on Earth Day
April 02, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free APRIL Service Ride
March 18, 2022 The Jazz Phools: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
March 05, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free March Service Ride
February 18, 2022 Ben Prestage: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
February 05, 2022 Bike Myakka! for Good - Free February Service Ride
January 14, 2022 Alter Eagles: Moon Over Myakka Fundraising Concert
September 25, 2021 Bike Myakka! for Biodiversity


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Friends of Myakka River
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
941-202-3296


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