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Events 2024

Members Meeting #1

SAUPP Center

1/28 from 3:00 until 4:30

After a brief meeting, there will be a presentation on

Conservation Photography by Linda Wilinski

(Marianne Marcoux & Dr. Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg)



Meet & Greet Mark Emery

Friends Welcome Center Gallery

2/10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Marianne Marcoux & Mary Baggs

(Friends & Public welcome)


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 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Silver River Museum

2/18 and 2/19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cassie Rippel



Member Orientation with Tram Ride & Breakfast

Friends Welcome Center

2/24 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Mary Baggs & Marianne Marcoux

(RSVP required)



MET GALA OCALA Hosted by The Scout Guide Ocala

Silent Auction/Friends Table

Appleton Museum

2/26 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

(tickets required)

Mary Baggs



Florida Springsfest 2024

Friends Welcome Center & outside table

3/2 and 3/3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Marianne Marcoux & Mary Baggs & Norm Yeagle





A Day at the Park (ADAP) for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County

3/15 from 9:00 until 12:30

Marianne Marcoux

(ADAP team meets at the Welcome Center at 8:15)





Members Meeting #2

SAUPP Center 

3/21 from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m.

Brief meeting followed by a presentation on turtles by Bill Hawthorne

Marianne Marcoux & Dr. Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg



Marion County Day

McPherson Governmental Campus 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala

3/23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg & Ranger Ruth Fletcher



HALF MARATHON & 5K AT SILVER SPRINGS

Hosted by Sommer Sports

4/6 - various times depending on the job

Dr. Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg

(interested volunteers may sign up on registration site)



FILM SCREENING FOR "OCKLAWAHA: TALES MY FATHER TOLD"

A film by Mark Emery

4/22 at 600 p.m. at the Marion Theatre

(tickets required)



RECEPTION FOR PARK MANAGER MATT BLEDSOE

SILVER RIVER MUSEUM

4/25 at 4:00 p.m.

(RSVP by calling the Museum)



MEET & GREET STEVE MAZE

Welcome Center Gallery

4/27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Marianne Marcoux

(Friends & Public welcome)



MEMBERS MEETING #3

SAUPP CENTER

4/28 from 3:00 to 4:30

(brief meeting followed by a presentation by Dr. Joe Wallace & the Dive Team)

Marianne Marcoux & Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg



MEET & GREET DR. SAUL REYES

Welcome Center Gallery

6/1 from 2:00 to 4:00

(Marianne Marcoux)

Friends & Public Welcome



A DAY AT THE PARK (ADAP) FOR THE SOZO KIDS

6/19 from 9:00 until 1:00

(Marianne Marcoux)

Team to meet at the Welcome Center at 9:00



MEMBERS MEETING #4

SAUPP Center

6/30 from 3:00 until 4:30

After a brief meeting, there will be a presentation on the birdlife along the Silver River by Maxfield Weakley, Vice President of the Marion Audubon Society

(Marianne Marcoux & Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg)



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About us

Friends of Silver Springs State Park is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), a non-profit volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing Silver Springs State Park. We support Silver Springs State Park by providing volunteers, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects.

Become a member

Check out our Membership Page and join the Friends of Silver Springs State Park in its mission to enhance and preserve this natural treasure.  Member Meetings will be announced.

Contact us

fssspcontactus@gmail.com

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34470

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