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January 2020

Split Oak at the Orange County Charter Review Commission

January 9 @ 18:00 - 21:00
Wekiva High School Auditorium, 2501 Hiawassee Road
Apopka, FL 32703 United States
Free

This meeting is where the Orange County Charter Review Committee will consider a good amendment to protect Split Oak Forest by preventing Orange County from taking any action to harm Split Oak Forest. Public comment is taken at these meetings and the public is welcome to attend. Please come if you can! Whether you can or can't come, please send a quick email to the commissioners (you can even BCC them all to make it quicker) in support of the…

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County Line & Lake Two Hike – 2 miles

January 18 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Split Oak Forest Main Entrance, 12175 Clapp Simms Duda Road
Orlando, FL 32832 United States
Free

A two-mile hike featuring the meadow, a view to the area of the proposed toll road, the Orange / Osceola County line and the beautiful Lake 2. The Gopher Tortoise Day (April 11) planning committee will meet following the hike. If you'd like to help, please stay. Meet at the main entrance.

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Gopher Tortoise Day Planning Meeting

January 18 @ 11:30 - 12:30
Split Oak Forest Main Entrance, 12175 Clapp Simms Duda Road
Orlando, FL 32832 United States

Coming up on Saturday, April 11, Friends of Split Oak Forest will be celebrating all things Gopher Tortoise! We will do some event planning, discuss activities, gather volunteers and talk about Gopher Tortoise issues in general. All are welcome. Bring your lunch, a blanket and your creativity! We'll be gathering at the sign at the main trailhead.

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Split Oak Subcommittee of the Orange County Charter Review Committee

January 22 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Martha O. Haynie Conference Room of the Orange County Administration Center, 201 South Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
Free

Please attend and support a resolution to tell the Orange County BCC to not talk any action on Split Oak Forest until Split Oak goes to the voters on November 2020. Please be prepared to say a few words in support. RESOLUTION to the ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Regarding Central Florida Expressway Authority Routing the Eastern Expressway Extension Through SPLIT OAK FOREST WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AREA Resolution No. 2020-01 WHEREAS, Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area (SOFWEA)…

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Save Split Oak and Revote! Sign Waving

January 28 @ 08:00 - 09:00
Orange County Commission Chambers, 201 South Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
Free

Please come out before the Orange BCC meeting and pressure the Orange County Commission to redo their rushed vote on Split Oak!

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February 2020

Membership Kickoff at Castle Church Brewing

February 1 @ 12:00 - 16:00
Castle Church Brewing, 6820 Hoffner Avenue
Orlando, FL 32822 United States
Free

We're kicking off our membership at Castle Church Brewing! Throw down a pint and make your love for Split Oak Forest official. Stop by any time between 12-4. Schedule TBA.

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April 2020

Valencia College East Earth Day 2020

April 2 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Valencia College East Campus, 701 North Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, 32825 United States
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Free

Valencia Collega and Valencia Earth Studies Association (VESA) celebrates Earth Day! Friends of Split Oak Forest will be one of the organizations tabling.

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Tabling at Eggcellent Easter at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

April 4 @ 13:30 - 16:30
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, 10525 Clapps Simms Duda Rd
Orlando, FL 32832 United States
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Free

We're tabling and leading a hike at this Easter-themed wildlife event at our neighbor's place!

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Gopher Tortoise Day

April 11 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Split Oak Forest Main Entrance, 12175 Clapp Simms Duda Road
Orlando, FL 32832 United States
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We will be set up from near the main entrance of Split Oak Forest with tents and refreshments. There will be kids activities, talks, and hikes on the hour to a different gopher tortoise burrow each time. We will even have Sheldon a captive, un-releasable rescued gopher tortoise onsite courtesy of Swamp Girl Adventures! Stop by, get a quick Split Oak update, and learn about our amazing mascot, the Gopher Tortoise!

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Caravan/Bus to Tallahassee (FCT Board Meeting)

April 16 @ 10:00 - 13:00
DEP Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32303 United States
Free

In case Split Oak makes it to the Florida Communities Trust board meeting agenda for April 16th, please hold this date to drive up to Tally and give 'em hell. The meeting will be in Conference Rooms A&B of the DEP Douglas Building.

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