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The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park (FSISP) welcomes you to our website.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Hello Volunteers and Staff of SISP,
There will be a catered luncheon in appreciation of all you do, on Wednesday, April 1st, beginning at 11:00 am in the Coconut Point Pavilions—south side of the inlet. Social Hour with games will begin at 11 am, and food will be served beginning at noon.
The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park will be hosting the event and taking care of the bill. The Friends want to thank you for everything you do to make this park one of the best in the nation. Please come out and be appreciated, and enjoy some time with other volunteers. The Friends will also have a gift for each volunteer of the park; make sure to stop by their table.
Please RSVP back by signing up at or phoning one of the museums to get on the list; we need to have an accurate count of how many will be attending since the event will be catered and charged on a per-plate basis. (McLarty Museum is 772-589-2147, Fishing Museum is 772-388-2750). Please don’t sign up if you aren’t going to attend, and please cancel by 48 hours ahead if your plans change.
The menu will be Pulled Pork, hamburger and hot dogs with mixed green salad and potato salad. An option for vegetarians is Black Bean Burger (please indicate when you RSVP).
There is no need to bring anything but if you would like to, desserts and or/sides are most welcomed and fun!
Thank you EVERYBODY for your hard work and dedication to the park; we do very much appreciate you and your contribution. We couldn’t do it without your assistance.
Thank You,
Sincerely,
Ed Perry
Park Services Specialist
Sebastian Inlet State Park

NOTE:  If you do not RSVP you will not be served lunch!

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Sebastian Inlet Gift Shops

The Friends of Sebastian Inlet operate both the Nautical Nook Gift Shop at the Fishing Museum and the Treasure Gift Shop at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Select the Gift Shops tab above to see information on the gift shops including gift cards and monthly sales.

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Manatees

Click on the link below to find sites along the Space & Treasure Coasts where Manatees congregate in the winter.

Manatees – where to find in the winter

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Kayak Tours

RANGER GUIDED KAYAK TOURS OFFERED AT SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK

–Enjoy an up to 2-hour leisurely paddle Wednesdays at  1 pm, October through April

Kayak-Canoe Tours

See the Park Events page for more information.

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Bird Rescue

The Friends of Sebastian Inlet supports the park’s wildlife in various ways. Much assistance is provided to the park’s injured birds. Winter time is especially difficult for the birds as the number of people fishing increases and the baitfish available for the birds to feed upon drops dramatically. This makes it even more difficult for the birds to safely feed without mistaking a fisherman’s lure for baitfish. The end result is MANY birds being hooked every year. Each year about 150 birds are rescued at Sebastian Inlet State Park.  In the past, the Friends have purchased finger mullet to feed the injured birds until transportation to Florida Wildlife Center can be arranged. The Friends provided funding for volunteers to build a new six compartment holding cage affectionately dubbed “The Pelican Palace” which is where the birds are kept while they await transport.

The support the Friends and volunteers give to our injured wildlife is not strictly monetary but hands on also with many opportunities available. Volunteers are always needed to transport sick or injured birds to Florida Wildlife Hospital in Melbourne; fresh finger mullet are needed to feed the birds awaiting transportation and able bodied people are needed to catch and unhook birds that are in need of help.

This is just a small representation of the various programs our group supports. The Friends of Sebastian Inlet is no ordinary friends group!

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Matching Grant

The Sebastian Inlet State Park Friends organization has been awarded a matching funds grant of $1000.00 from the Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc. for the replacement of the McLarty Museum boardwalk and observation deck. This grant was made possible by our new FSISP Grant Writing Committee consisting of Sherry Hunter (chairman), Bill Bennett and Chris Douglass. Let’s give our thanks to them and wish them good luck on future grant projects.

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Fishing Museum Gift Shop Volunteers

The Fishing Museum’s Nautical Nook Gift Shop needs one full time volunteer each day.  The museum is open Sunday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Contact Terry O’Toole 772.388.2750.  See the Gift Shop page for more news.

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Night Sounds Concert

All concerts are held under the stars at Coconut Point, which is accessed through the south park entrance.  See the Night Sounds page for more information.

Saturday April 4, 2015

Remember When

Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies but goodies from the1950’s to the 1980’s. Featuring songs from an era when the Crooners ruled the entertainment world. The show also includes a special Broadway & Hollywood Review with a side dish of humor. Come join us for a jukebox Saturday night style concert. Also there will be a classic car on display.

For more information about Remember When visit www.rememberwhenentertainment.com.

 

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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

The FSISP Board of Directors meetings are held at 4:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for June, July, August and December.  The next meeting will be held April 22, 2015  at the Fishing Museum.  Please call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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