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News Archives Back to News Trailday April 25, 2020
Looking for some good news? It has been a  wonderful week at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail! One of our best ever! 

Families from previous Fishing and Boating Camps took advantage of what they learned at camp by fishing and boating but also hiked the trails and experienced all the wildlife.
 

Lakefront Restoration Project - 200 Bald Cypress Trees Planted 
 
On Saturday, April 18, in partnership with Cherrylake, the Outside 2020 Sustainable Landscape Collaborative, and 1000 Trees for 1000 Years, we planted 200 Bald Cypress trees as part of our lakefront restoration project. It was a rainy but very successful day!
 
These trees should be reaching 20 ft. within the next four years, and we are so excited that many of them will thrive and provide environmental benefits for a 1000 years to come. 
 
YOGA and TRAILDAY 
SATURDAY,
 April 25

In recognition of and with regard for the current restrictions on social gatherings, we are happy to have the space available to safely continue our monthly yoga and trailday opportunities.

Start with stress-reducing sunrise yoga at 7:00 a.m. with Dianna. Our yoga classes are always limited to a very private group of 10 participants. Only four openings are still available. Please RSVP to info@scrubjaytrail.org or call 352-429-5566 no later than Friday, April 24, by 12:00 p.m. There is no charge to participate, but you must RSVP.
 

Our Trailday duties begin at 8:30 a.m. This week we will be planting in our National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Craig Tufts Pollinator garden, preparing for spring. We have had lots of hummingbirds and Monarch butterfly activity. Make your mark on these gardens and help encourage the next generation to continue to add to our habitat.

Summer Fishing and Boating Skills Camps
June 1-5, 2020, and June 8-12, 2020. 

New in 2020 Advanced Fishing and Boating Skills Camp 
June 15-19

Presented by The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium, and always in small, private groups.
 
The 5-day camps are being offered to kids ages 9-15 and will be presented each day, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, Florida.
 
Topics to be covered include how to fish, fish biology, catch and release techniques, fish habitats, boating safety and navigation, oaring and trolling motor operation, rod and reel assembly, types of tackle, knot tying, casting, bait, cast nets, fish cleaning, and a whole lot more.
 
There will be a fishing tournament complete with prizes and games, including rowing competitions and casting contests.
 
On the final day, campers will treat their families to a fish fry.
 
Campers will receive their own rod and reel and tackle box complete with all of the tackle they need during the camp, and to take home.
 
Once trained, campers fish from their own boats, by themselves.
 
Tuition $225 for the week ($215 if by cash or check)
 
We have a few registrations available and look forward to those participating in camp.
For those who need assistance with camp tuition, please feel free to contact us as no child will be left behind for summer camp!

For more information or to sign up, contact info@scrubjaytrail.org or call 352-429-5566

 
Click Here to Register for Fish Camp
Wood Block for Earth Day 
by Sandra Groeneveld

A very diverse and talented artist, Sandra is the owner of Kalimera Design Company  (Kalideco.com/mosaic) and long time supporter of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail website. Sandra maintains our site and keeps it vibrant and current. 

Read about her design process for this piece here.
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Reminder - the first Saturday of each month is
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Orientation 
from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
 
For further information, to apply as a volunteer,
or to register for the Orientation, 
please call 352-429-5566 or e-mail info@scrubjaytrail.org.
This is a great first step and introduction to our organization
and to the many volunteer opportunities.
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is open to the public
Saturday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


You are always invited to come see this Garden Spot of Lake County.

Physical Address:
11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL 34711
 
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is a not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
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