Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is a regional land trust that saves land forever, working to protect the character, natural integrity and biodiversity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida's Gulf Coast. We partner with landowners, donors, and local government to meet our four priorities: conserving habitat, protecting shoreline and water access, connecting lands, and providing recreational access.

Tradewinds Park and Stables

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

At roughly 625 acres, Tradewinds Park & Stables is one of Broward County's largest and most diverse parks. Tradewinds Park was acquired in 1974 from Margueritte C. McLean, whose family used the property for breeding and raising thoroughbred horses. The north side of the park is a rural farm setting with livestock and horses and includes educational farm tours, trail rides, pony rides, horse and junior farmers camps, a farmhouse museum, and model steam train rides. Tradewinds Educational Farm was developed to reflect the history of agricultural activities in Broward County.

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De Soto National Memorial

Associated Agency: 
National Park Service

Created in 1948, the park's mission is to commemorate the 1539 expedition of the Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto and his impact on the American Indian societies of the Southeast. The park is open year round and offers many seasonal activities. The highlight of the park's activities during the winter include living history programs and demonstrations at Camp Uzita, a recreation of a 16th Century native village. During the summer, the park operates guided kayak tours in the surrounding water and bays.

Historic Spanish Point Museum

Associated Agency: 
Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc.

Historic Spanish Point is a 30-acre outdoor history museum nestled on Little Sarasota Bay. Featuring prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and the lush gardens of Mrs. Bertha Palmer, we are dedicated to the preservation of over 5,000 years of history and nature. Historic Spanish Point offers Summer Adventure Camps that allow children to get outdoors and into nature. Campers learn about wildlife, art, science, outdoor survival skills and traditional outdoor sports while having fun!

Omni Amelia Island Resort

Discover the natural wonders Amelia Island has to offer at Omni Amelia Island Resort. The resort provides family-friendly tours, a retail shop and animal experiences, all on the expansive 1350 acres of Omni Amelia Island Resort. Join in a stroll through a maritime forest and discover the species that call the forest home. Catch a glimpse of a painted bunting or great blue heron on a kayak tour, assist in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist, and more.

Scott Rakow Youth Center

Associated Agency: 
City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation

The City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exciting outdoor and water-based programming to people of all ages, including kayaking, surfing, fishing and overnight camping trips. We pride ourselves on providing a fun and safe place for those who live and play in our beautiful, vibrant community. With over 30 parks and facilities to explore and hundreds of different programs, we strive to provide the best experience for you and your family. Join a team, make a friend and discover something new with the Parks & Recreation Department.

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Huguenot Memorial Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Jacksonville

Huguenot Memorial Park is managed by the City of Jacksonville and is a hotspot for both recreation and wildlife. Huguenot is the only drive on beach in Duval County, is Northeast Florida's premier windsurfing spot, and is one of Jacksonville's best-known surfing locations. It also boasts one of the largest Royal Tern and Laughing Gull nesting colonies on the east coast, with nesting in smaller numbers from shorebirds and sea turtles. The park is a peninsula bordered by the Fort George River, St.

South Dade YMCA

Associated Agency: 
YMCA of South Florida

South Dade YMCA is a youth development and wellness facility located in the Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay community. Our facility provides youth programs such as Y-fit, archery, fishing, work force preparation, sport programs, and more. The facility contains a gymnasium, fitness center, kid zones, and sports field.

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Big Cypress National Preserve

Associated Agency: 
National Park Services

Big Cypress National Preserve is 729,000 acres of swampland in south Florida. A unit of the National Park Service located in Eastern Collier County, it is part of the Everglades ecosystem and a critical watershed for the Ten Thousand Islands area to the southwest. It is a diverse wild area of cypress swamps, prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and is home to a variety of wildlife including the endangered Florida Panther. Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, canoeing, hiking and biking are just some of the activities available during the winter months in the swamp.

Oscar Scherer State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/ Florida State

Oscar Scherer State Park is a 1400 acre park featuring Florida's rare, scrubby flatwoods and the endangered Florida Scrub Jay. We offer year-round youth programming for both individuals and groups. We lead hikes and Junior Ranger programs, tram tours and field trips. Come hike our trails or hop in a canoe or kayak and explore the brackish waters of South Creek. With a strong emphasis on interpreting and preserving our natural resources, we do our best to accommodate any request for an educational opportunity. Explore the real Florida with us today!

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