Friday, June 1, 2012

Possible Host Position

Over the last few days I have been contacting the multitude of Florida State Parks I listed on my FL Volunteer  Applications.  I now know the competition for any of the beach parks is extremely keen.  One volunteer coordinator informed me that she received over 500 applications. 

I received a call this morning from the volunteer coordinator for Manatee Springs State Park located in Chiefland, FL.  I had to look it up on a map. It is located west of Ocala. We are considering taking it.  The time frame is Oct-Nov.  I think we will decide tomorrow.

Manatee start arriving in the late fall.

Manatee Springs is rated as a "First Magnitude Spring"  (100+ million gallon a day)

Many people visit to explore the underwater caves - I will not be one of them!

Thanks for stopping by.
Next post: Mon


  1. That sounds like a nice park to host for. Perfect time of year!

    1. Laurie,
      Maybe it could be a stop for you and George! Notice how I just assume George is not writing ya'ls blog, sexist I know.

      I have sent an email to the Vol Coord. to confirm our fiver can be accomodated.

    2. Oh yeah, it's me. George says he has too fat of fingers to type well :)

  2. If connectivity is important to you, be sure to check on that. We haven't hosted there, but have visited the park and know folks that have stayed there, and both ATT and Verizon are virtually unattainable. The closest big shopping for groceries is about a 20 minute drive back to Chiefland. Nice park, but not designed for big rigs in the campground.