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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

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

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News for July/August 2019 Summertime Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by First Watch Lakes Park Ambassadors Bonnie Ryan and Kathy Busick mingle with other volunteers at the Train Museum for a brunch sponsored by First Watch After the snowbirds have flown north for the summer, a handful of stalwart [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:46-04:00August 8th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Parks & Rec, Scarecrows in the Park, Train Museum, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park

Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park Local Girl Scout troops teamed up with OneTree.org to plant 60 trees (17 varieties!) at Lakes Park in Fort Myers. Local Girl Scout troops partnered with OneTree.org to plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park earlier this month. 17 different varieties now grow [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 28th, 2019|Blog Post, Fragrance Garden, Parks & Rec, Trees, Volunteers|Comments Off on Girl Scouts, OneTree.org plant 60 new trees at Lakes Park

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019 "Season" is over and our snowbirds/seasonal residents have all headed north once more. But before the action wound down, the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park buzzed and hopped with activity throughout the spring. Botanic Garden tours end for the season April saw the end of our monthly Botanic [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00May 12th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

LPEF’s own Sue Moore honored by local media

Sue Moore, 2017. Photo: Phil LeBoutillier LPEF's own Sue Moore honored by local media Long-time Lee County volunteer Sue Moore has served on the Board of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation for years. Now she has been honored by local media on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Earlier this month, Sue was [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:48-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Blog Post, Children's Garden, Events, Volunteers|Comments Off on LPEF’s own Sue Moore honored by local media

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