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08/14/18
Grand Opening for Se7en Wetlands and Geocache

Trek Ten Trails Announcement

GRAND OPENING OF

SE7EN WETLANDS PARK

 
 

WHAT:        SE7EN WETLANDS PARK GRAND OPENING

WHEN:           SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 - 10:00AM – 12:00PM

NO PETS, NO BICYCLES

WHERE:  ENTER THROUGH LOYCE HARPE PARK
                        500 W. CARTER ROAD, MULBERRY, FL 33860

 PARK HOURS ARE:
MONDAY – SUNDAY

7:00AM TILL 5:30PM

GPS COORDINATES FOR PARK ENTRANCE:

N 27° 56.08 W 081°57.891”
Follow signs to Se7en Wetlands parking area   
 
TREK TEN CACHE COORDINATES:

N 27° 55.386 W 081° 56.466” 
 
FIND THE CACHE WITHOUT GPS:

From the parking area, head to the Gopher Tortoise Gate and educational kiosk at the trailhead. Take a photo of the trail map or load it to your phone with the QR Code on the kiosk. Follow the trail signs: 2A, 2B, 2D, 1A, 1B to the Influent at 1C.  You will see a large pine tree across the trail from the boardwalk.  The cache is at the base of the pine tree. HIKE IS APPROXIMATELY 3.0 MILES ROUND TRIP
 
THINGS TO SEE:

The park was once a portion of the Bonny Lake Mine, a phosphate mining operation that began in 1947. The mine closed in 1984 and a few years later was purchased by the City of Lakeland for use as a Wetland Treatment System.  Changes and upgrades to the site included changes to clay settling area berm elevations and slopes, installation of water control structures and pipes and the planting of wetland and upland vegetation.  The wetland treatment system became operational in 1987. The new park is part of a 1,600-acre area comprised of marshes, swamps, and open water lakes designed to help naturally clean already treated wastewater as it meanders through the retention areas. Once completely treated in the wetlands, the water is either released to the Alafia River or used by Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station as a cooling agent. In addition to the treatment provided, the Wetland offers outstanding habitat for a diverse community of plant and animal species including birds, alligators, turtles, otters, bobcats, gopher tortoises and other animals.
 
BE PREPARED:

The trails have no shade, so wear a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing.  Carry plenty of water.  Drinking water is only available near the Gopher Tortoise and Wood Stork gates. Maintain a safe distance from alligators and other wildlife.
 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT JOINING FRIENDS OF THE PARKS, MAKING A DONATION, TREK TEN TRAILS AND DIRT DAY PROGRAMS: www.friendsoftheparks.net
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Marian Ryan at 863-207-5206 or marianryan@gmail.com

Copyright ©  2017  Friends of the Parks Foundation, All rights reserved.
* Grand Opening - Se7en Wetlands and Geocache 8/14/2018
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
*

08/23/18
Central Florida Job Fair

Please Join Us for the Central Florida Job Fair
Meet with some the area’s top employers looking to fill positions at the Central Florida Job Fair.
Date and Time:   Thursday, August 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: Ramada by Wyndham Lakeland, 3260 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33805

If you are a dedicated individual seeking a fulfilling career we urge you to attend this event.
  
Career opportunities:
•    Agribusiness
•    Tourism
•    Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution
•    Medical Services
•    Light Manufacturing
•    Education
  
Several representatives from area technical and trade schools will also be available to discuss education and career opportunities
 
Free Attendance 
No Attendee Registration
Required
Free Parking 
 

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09/08/18
Central Florida Health Expo

The Central Florida Health Expo is the area’s premier event for health-conscious adults. This outdoor event will be held on North Market Street in Lake Wales. The market comes alive on Saturdays as shoppers stroll through the Downtown Lake Wales Farmers Market featuring over 40 produce, craft, and food vendors. The downtown Lake Wales Farmers Market is a very popular shopping destination for local residents making it an ideal location for the Central Florida Health Expo. 
 

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09/29/18
Florida Dance Theatre & Imperial Symphony Orchestra present

Escape to Neverland as Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County’s professional dance
company & The Imperial Symphony Orchestra brings Peter Pan to the city of Lakeland.
With original choreography and live music, be prepared for a magical evening for the
entire family. This whirlwind adventure of epic proportion will be the first full-length
collaboration of both Lakeland’s professional performing arts organizations.
For one night only, come and experience the magic, mischief and wonder of Peter Pan at
the Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College on Saturday, September 29th at 7pm.
 

The family-friendly performance is one night only, with tickets beginning at $25; $15 for students. Funding for the collaboration is provided by Publix Super Markets Charities and Visit Central Florida.

 

Tickets are available at LkldPerformingArts.com or (863) 688-3743.


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10/04/18
Mr. Central Florida

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center holds a major fundraiser with a friendly, competitive spirit titled Mr. Central Florida. Gentlemen in the community give of themselves for the well-being of others to help raise money for the Center and the patients we serve. The contestant that raises the most… wins the title of Mr. Central Florida and official bragging rights! This year’s event focuses on “Celebrating Manly Men” and will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm at Haus 820 in Lakeland, Florida.

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is a beacon for those struggling to communicate with the world. When patients first come to the Center, they often feel isolated, embarrassed, and desperate for help. Through the support of the community, the Center has provided hearing aids to a 4 month old baby, taught a young man to speak with the use of an iPad, rehabilitated stroke victims, regaining their speech and language, assisted people with employability, and helped seniors regain their independence. The Center is here for all, but we need community support!

Don't miss this fun-filled, entertaining, and sometimes hilarious fundraiser! Tickets are $65 and include admission to all the fun and a sit-down dinner. Table sponsorships are also available. Visit www.mrcentralflorida.com for more information!
 

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11/16/18
MAGIC ON MAIN: Friday Fest Downtown Bartow

Experience the Magic of Bartow for the holidays with these two upcoming events!

Magic on Main
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bartow’s Main Street

Join us as we switch on the holiday lights along Bartow’s Main Street with entertainment, food and holiday festivities.

Bartow’s Magical Illumination Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Street/Broadway

Get in the spirit with one of Polk County’s best holiday parades as it winds down Broadway Avenue and Main Street. Get there early and claim your seat! You won’t
want to miss a single float!

FOR MORE INFO, CALL 863-519-0508 OR
VISIT WWW.MAINSTREETBARTOWFL.COM

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12/07/18
Main Street Bartow's Light Up Bartow Parade

One of the County's favorite Christmas parades! Bartow's Christmas parade features lots of floats, Bartow High School Band and . . . SANTA! Be sure to stake out your spot early and join us for one of Bartow's most popular events. See you at 6:00 p.m. The parade begins at Mosaic Park and ends at First Avenue in Bartow.

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