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Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond - Fall 2019 It's time to feature our Garden Ambassadors, aka volunteers in the gardens. The Foundation's main focus each autumn is the Fall Festival and our contribution to it - Scarecrows in the Park. But beyond the Scarecrows fundraising effort lies a world of volunteer activity that is [...]

By |2019-11-26T15:22:24-05:00November 26th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Lakes Park Farmer's Market, Rose Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Halloween Fun with Lakes Park’s Volunteers

Halloween Fun with Lakes Park's Volunteers Our Lakes Park Ambassadors really get into the spirit of Halloween fun. This year was no exception! "Volunteering at the polls" was a popular assignment for Scarecrows in the Park, a free attraction at the Lakes Park Fall Festival. This year, more than 14,000 votes were cast in the [...]

By |2019-11-25T19:38:00-05:00November 25th, 2019|Blog Post, Community Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Halloween Fun with Lakes Park’s Volunteers

Pave The Park – Bricks Installed and BRICK MADNESS RETURNS!

Brick Madness! announcement; Bricks Installed in Sept-Oct-Nov; and a unique volunteer opportunity for a budding videographer... BRICK MADNESS RETURNS! CLICK THE IMAGE to visit our Pave The Park page - pay online or by check, download an engraving form, and get all the facts about the brick program at Lakes Park.   Pave [...]

By |2019-12-06T18:26:52-05:00November 25th, 2019|Blog Post, Bricks, Donations, Fundraising, Pave The Park, Volunteers|Comments Off on Pave The Park – Bricks Installed and BRICK MADNESS RETURNS!

Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees

Photo by Bill Price Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 - The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation seeks volunteer Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees. Learn to lead tours once a month during tourist season (October through April) and during special events in Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers Florida. DESCRIPTION [...]

By |2019-11-05T15:32:04-05:00November 5th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Tours, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees

Foundation announces People’s Choice winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition

Foundation announces People’s Choice winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition  Official Logo for Scarecrows in the Park Fort Myers, FL, Oct. 29, 2019 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation has announced the People’s Choice winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition. Visitors to the Lakes Park Fall Festival [...]

By |2019-11-25T12:31:59-05:00October 29th, 2019|Blog Post, Events, Fundraising, Scarecrows in the Park, Volunteers|Comments Off on Foundation announces People’s Choice winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition

VIP winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced

VIP winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced Fort Myers, FL, Oct. 17, 2019 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation and Lee County Parks & Recreation have announced the VIP winners of the 10th annual Scarecrows in the Park competition, one of the featured attractions at the Lakes Park Fall Festival. [...]

By |2019-11-25T18:17:07-05:00October 17th, 2019|Blog Post, Events, Fundraising, Scarecrows in the Park|Comments Off on VIP winners of the tenth annual Scarecrows in the Park competition announced

Lakes Park News from the Gardens, September 2019

Lakes Park News from the Gardens September 2019 Donations galore! Peter and Nancy McGrain donated three silk floss trees which they propagated themselves from seeds.   Volunteer garden manager Kathy Busick was astonished at how tall the silk floss trees are, and is in the process of selecting their forever home in [...]

By |2019-10-01T19:38:37-04:00October 1st, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Donations, Trees|Comments Off on Lakes Park News from the Gardens, September 2019

Volunteer News: Lakes Park Ambassadors, September 2019

VOLUNTEER NEWS  Lakes Park Ambassadors in September 2019  Kathy Busick is the Foundation's Secretary and manager of volunteer work days in the gardens. She was in the spotlight recently at the E Awards. "I didn't win, but it was fun being nominated," she said. "I was in great company".   Bill Johnson [...]

By |2019-10-01T18:43:12-04:00October 1st, 2019|Blog Post, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteer News: Lakes Park Ambassadors, September 2019

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park September 2019 Early morning walks in the park are the best, especially late this September. The air has become comfortable, the sun is not yet blazing overhead, and the uncultivated sections of the park have an almost mystical quality. At Lakes Park, wildlife encounters of all [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:58:25-04:00October 1st, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Plant life, Wildlife|Comments Off on A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park – SPONSORS

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is grateful for the sponsors of the 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park Competition SPONSORS for the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation's 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park Competition We'd like to express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors. Whether you sponsored a youth group, built your own, donated [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:41:54-04:00October 1st, 2019|Blog Post, Fundraising, Scarecrows in the Park|Comments Off on 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park – SPONSORS

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