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Inspiring Connections Outdoors at Big Cypress National Preserve (see below)

 

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Saturday, November 29
Urban Bicycling in Boca Raton
Leisurely bicycling on sidewalks, bike paths or quiet streets through Boca’s parks, commercial district and neighborhoods. Bicycle helmets are REQUIRED on all Sierra Club bicycle outings. Moderate. Limit 20. $3 members, $5 non-members. Ron Haines, 561-315-0528, RonaldHaines@bellsouth.net.

Saturday, December 6
Everglades Ecology 101
Join us and discover one of the National Parks in your own backyard! Explore the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo trails and more. Lots of wildlife including birds and alligators while learning about Everglades ecology, and the things that make it unique. Pack a lunch and bring lots of water. Rating: Leisure - great for beginners or veterans, families with kids welcome. Limit: 12 Suggested Donation: $10; contact the outing leader for more information. Park entrance: $10/vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged. Contact the leader if you would like to carpool or can take someone in your vehicle and for details. Leader: Kaatje Bernabei, 305-223-6551 Assistant: Alan Nowell .


Saturday, December 7
Day Kayak Trip in the 10,000 Islands of Everglades National Park
Starting in Chokoloskee, south of Everglades City, we'll paddle through some open water between mangrove islands and ultimately through a beautiful, secluded mangrove tunnel. Come learn about Everglades ecology! Afterwards we'll have dinner (on you) at the quaint Camilla Street Grill on the Baron River. Rated moderate to strenuous. Cost $10 donation to the club. Kayak rentals single $60, double $65. Leader Manuel Montiero, 954-815-6230. Assistant- Judy Kuchta.

Sunday, December 14
Canoe/Kayak at John Prince Park in Lake Worth
Leisurely canoeing and kayaking in the backwaters of John Prince Park. See http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/locations/johnprince.htm#.Uu-Hiv-PKM8 for park details. Boat rentals available. Limit 20. Leisure. $3 members, $5 non-members suggested donation. Ron Haines, ronaldhaines@bellsouth.net, 561-315-0528.

Saturday, December 20
Nine Mile Pond Canoe
Join us for a day of paddling in Everglades National Park while exploring a side of the Everglades few visitors get to see. Pack a lunch and bring lots of water. Expect to see wading birds and an alligator or two in this vast expanse of mangroves, hammocks, sawgrass and aquatic plants; a wild and quiet place. Rating: Strenuous Suggested Donation: $15. Use your own kayak/canoe or reserve use of one of our canoes. Contact the outing leader for more information. Park entrance: $10/vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged. Contact the leader if you would like to carpool or can take someone in your vehicle and for details. Leader: Kaatje Bernabei, 305-223-6551 Assistant: Alan Nowell .

Saturday, January 3
Urban Bicycling in Lake Worth-Lantana
Leisurely bicycling on sidewalks or neighborhood streets in the Lake Worth/Lantana area. Bicycle helmets are REQUIRED on all Sierra Club bicycle outings. Leisure. $3 members, $5 non-members suggested donation. Email or call Ron Haines for more info and reservations, 561 315-0528

Saturday, January 24
St. Lucie River Paddle
Put in at River Park Marina off of Prima Vista Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL. We will go downstream and explore a mangrove trail that parallels the river and then return to the put-in. For canoe or kayak rental make your own arrangements with the outfitter: Jackie, 772-340-3993. Canoes are $25 for 3 hours, $40 all day and single kayaks $20 for 3 hours, $35 all day. Pack drinks and snacks. Three to four hour paddle with at least one rest stop. Meet at 9 a.m. Leisure. $3 members, $5 non-members suggested donation. Email or call Ron Haines for more info and reservations, 561 315-0528

The executive committee of the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group meets the first Wednesday of every month at Total Wine in Boynton Beach. Any member is welcomed to attend.

 

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Go on an Outing

We work hard to protect the environment - and we certainly enjoy seeing and enjoying its wonders! Join us for canoeing, hiking, bicycling, camping, snorkeling, kayaking and other great trips. Watch the outing list, or contact Charles Hunt at (561) 967-4770 or e-mail loxoutings@comcast.net

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Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Palm Beach County Inspiring Connections Outdoors (formerly known as Inner City Outings) is a program of the Sierra Club dedicated to exposing urban South Florida youth to the wonders of nature. Our group includes participants from Palm Beach County and surrounding areas. We are led completely by volunteer leaders who dedicate some of their time to take children who would not otherwise have the opportunity on safe and fun outdoor trips.

Some of our great trips have been to Myakka River State Park, Johnathan Dickinson State Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, and Loggerhead Marinelife Center! We love to camp, hike, canoe, learn about Florida’s flora and fauna, have fun and make friends while we are exploring!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Inspiring Connections Outdoors Program, please contact Sheila Calderon.

Check out the Inspiring Connections Outdoors Website!

Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group
PO Box 6271
Lake Worth, FL 33466-6271

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