Provides diverse year round recreational opportunities through the preservation of open space, park settings, recreational facilities, and programs that meet the physical, mental, cultural and social needs of our residents, while enhancing the overall quality of life. The George Mullen Activity Center began their first nature program designed for elementary school children in 2014. They also provide half-day programs on Saturdays.
The FBC is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching and promoting
responsible Bowhunting. The FBC has a volunteer council dedicated to
ensuring Bowhunting opportunities are available for future generations.
Adventures Archery is dedicated to getting both youth and adults involved in the lifelong sport of archery. Their hope is that archers get the enjoyment of practicing, competing and ultimately hunting. They are committed to ensuring those who come into their shop and participate in their events and classes leave as knowledgeable, confident, and passionate as they are.
Crandon Park lies on picturesque northern Key Biscayne, Florida; formerly one of the largest coconut plantations in the United States as well as former location of that Crandon Park Zoo. The Crandon Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center serves as a window into Bear Cut Preserve, 264 acres of preserved barrier island habitat. Within the preserve various ecosystems can be observed including: dunes, maritime hammock, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. The Visitors Center's exhibit & aquarium room displays recreated native marine ecosystems, and interpretive exhibits.
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society exists to inspire people
to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. They advance their
conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and
support of conservation initiatives in the field.
The YMCA of the Suncoast believes that all children deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The YMCA wants all children, regardless of their finical situation, to have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they can develop an appreciation of nature.
Experience a slice of old Florida at the Rye Preserve! Rye Preserve is a 145-acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The property features nature trails, horseback trails, picnic areas, a playground and a canoe/kayak launch.
The preserve's trail system leads visitors through four distinctive ecosystems including sand pine scrub, xeric oak scrub, oak hammocks, and the river community. A variety of interesting creatures can be seen in these areas including the rare gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay.
Robinson Preserve offers visitors numerous ways to explore the coastal habitats. Scale the 40-foot tall observation tower for a view of four counties and five water bodies or check out the view from the camera in the Valentine House Visitor's Center. Bike or roller blade on 2.5 miles of paved trail, and hikers can explore more than 5 miles of shell and coastal trails. For paddlers, Robinson Preserve's 2.5 miles of blueways present a chance to navigate through mangrove tunnels, marshes, and more. The opportunities are endless.
Duette Preserve is composed of over 21,000 acres of land located in eastern Manatee County. This unique property is owned and managed by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. As the headwaters of the Manatee River, the Preserve was originally purchased to provide protection for Manatee County's municipal water supply. Duette Preserve also protects and enhances the native plant communities and the diverse species which inhabit these areas.