[image-1]Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Reserve your space by 2 pm on the Friday prior to the tour of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve- 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702. (727) 453-6500.
Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Join us for this 0.75 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the hike. Admission: Free. All ages welcome children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.
Help out with Code Green Community's Food Forest- Saturday, July 3; 8:30-11 am. Help out at the food forest project to move some mulch and layer a sheet mulch garden on top of some swales. See directions and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105529602831650. Belcher and Disston Rd., Tarpon Springs.
Save Our Shore Benefit- Saturday, July 3; 9 pm-1 am. Live music, food, drinks and more! Proceeds and donations benefit: The Seabird Sanctuary and Matter of Trust. Presented by Salon Galore. $5 at the door. The Roosevelt Ybor- 1812 N. 15th S., Tampa. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126855774015839
Corey Avenue Summer Sidewalk Market- Every Sunday; 10 am-2 pm. Local vendors will set up their wares on the sidewalks of Corey Avenue lending more convenient free parking for all, as well as covered walkways while strolling and shopping on Sunday mornings. Corey merchants will also be open during market hours adding a pleasant shopping & dining experience to your normal street markets and fairs. There will be hand-crafted jewelry & gifts, foods & spices, aromatic soaps, healthy chocolate, local Florida photography, chair massage & more! The Summer Sidewalk Market will run every Sunday during June and possibly into July (weather permitting). Just off Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach. 727-498-8778; www.coreyave.com
Treasure Island Beach Cleanup- Monday, July 5; 9-11 am. The St. Petersburg College environmental clubs and SPC chapter of US Green Building Council Students (you dont have to be a member of either to participate) are coordinating a Treasure Island beach clean-up July 5, 2010 (yes, the day after the Fourth of July). Because of all the fireworks and revelry during the holiday weekend, the beaches will be in desperate need of some TLC on July 5. The beach clean-up will run from 9:00 until 11:00 am; we will be responsible for cleaning a portion of the beach from 104th Ave (Publix on Gulf Blvd) to 107th Ave (Bilmar Beach Resort on Gulf Blvd). Plan to meet on the beach at the public parking lot located at 10400 Gulf Blvd. (Across from Publix at Gulf Blvd. and 104th Street). Limited, free parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive by 9:00 am for free parking. Free burritos from Chipotle for participants! Spend a few hours picking up garbage and fireworks and the rest relaxing on a clean beach. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (727) 341-3283.