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Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020

Scenes from the Botanic Garden - May 2020 Food-growing season winds down, but our Garden Ambassador volunteers continue to work hard on  making the Botanic Garden a beautiful oasis. Community Garden Happenings Nancy Sanders from the Community Garden leadership team reports: "Many gardeners are closing up and getting ready for the hot summer. Some "Green [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:41:25-04:00June 11th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020

What’s New In Lakes Park, March 2020

What's New In Lakes Park March 2020 Wildlife Updates Photo courtesy Janet Kirk Early in February, the birding community was all abuzz with news of snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) visiting the park. These raptors are aptly named, since they feed mostly on apple snails. More on snail kites from FWC: CLICK ME  [...]

By |2020-03-27T17:36:07-04:00March 26th, 2020|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Donations, Parks & Rec, Volunteers, Wildlife|Comments Off on What’s New In Lakes Park, March 2020

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food For many years, Bill Johnson has led the Community Garden at Lakes Park in an effort to grow, harvest, collect and donate food for the Community Cooperative soup kitchen in Fort Myers. During the growing season (typically, October through April) Bill and the rest of the "A-Team" of [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 12th, 2020|Blog Post, Community Garden, Donations, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

What’s New Around the Park, January 2020

What's New Around The Park, January 2020 The new year has brought a renewed wave of activity to the gardens at Lakes Park. We are very gratedful to have such gifted and passionate volunteers working to keep the gardens beautiful. A chilly day for planting! Shane has donated a banana leaf fig tree and a [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00January 29th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on What’s New Around the Park, January 2020

Fun with the Lakes Park Garden Ambassadors

Fun with the Lakes Park Garden Ambassadors Thanksgiving Day Thursdays are work days in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden. Our Lakes Park Ambassadors didn't let a little thing like Thanksgiving stop them from showing up for duty! Here are Jane, Kathy, and Jeanette, for whom we are truly thankful!   Lakes Park Ambassador [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00December 23rd, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Fun with the Lakes Park Garden Ambassadors

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 |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 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 |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 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 |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 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 |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 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 |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00October 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

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