Robinson Preserve

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department

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.

Emerson Point Preserve

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department

Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites.

Photo Credit: John Ilko

City of Pensacola

The City of Pensacola Neighborhood Resources Department offers a wide variety of classes and programs throughout the year. Program times vary and are offered seven days a week. Programs are divided into four groups: Youth, Youth Camps, Adult, and Senior. Regardless of age we have something for you!

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast; including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife discovery, fishing and so much more.

Big Lagoon State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.

Manatee Park

Associated Agency: 
Lee County Parks and Recreation

Opened in 1996, this 17 acre Regional Park is built and operated through a cooperative effort of partners & sponsors. While the land is owned by Florida Power & Light, the facilities were originally funded by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Seasonal staffing is provided by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Native plant habitats and gardens have been planted and maintained by the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and many volunteers.

Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc.

The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is dedicated to environmental awareness and education. The Center is a cooperating association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The center offers both on and off-site native wildlife presentations and field experiences to local natural areas.

Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Inc.

The Canoe Outpost-Peace River strive to provide the most professional, affordable, memorable, and fun paddling and outdoor experience to visitors of the Peace River while instilling a sense of stewardship of the environment in order that we may all enjoy the natural beauty for generations to come.


Sonfishers is an outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel, Merritt Island, Florida. It was founded in 2012. According to research: “Reconnecting Children To Nature “NatureDeficit Disorder”, the lack of quality outdoor play is a serious problem in the United States”. Sonfishers provides Faith-based youth and adult recreational and competitive sport — Fishing Clubs and Archery Classes. These activities reconnect the next generation with nature and traditional outdoor activities.