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This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures and upcoming events. If you would like to add to this listing, email scocking@MiamiHerald.com.


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•  The Tropical Audubon Society will host an environmental leadership workshop Saturday and Sunday at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami. The workshop is open to anyone who wants to get involved and make a difference with environmental causes. For more information, go to www.tropicalaudubon.org or call 305-667-PEEP.

•  The South Florida Fishing Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tony Roma’s, 18050 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Guest speaker is light tackle guide captain Dave Kostyo. For more information, email mike2859@gmail.com.

•  Catch and release bonefish and permit for fun and trophies in the newly reformatted Islamorada All Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship Oct. 13-16 in Islamorada. Up to 25 anglers may fish in the contest using fly, spin or general tackle. Entry fee is $850 per angler. Call Betsy Bullard at 305-587-1460 or fishnfever@bellsouth.net.

•  Divers, snorkelers and anyone else interested in coral reefs is invited to attend a stony coral identification class on Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coral Reef Conservation Program office, 1277 NE 79th Street, Miami. RSVP to Coral@dep.state.fl.us

•  Make plans to compete in the Publix Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic Oct. 18-19 in Islamorada. A top prize of $5,000 will be awarded for the heaviest combined weight of dolphin, tuna, kingfish and wahoo. Entry fee is $450 per boat with up to four anglers, with a $50 discount for signing up by Oct. 11. For more information, call 305-667-0399 or www.maddogclassic.com.

•  Attend a fly-fishing expo Oct. 18-19 at the Plantation on Crystal River. The event features tackle sales, seminars and demonstrations. Two-day admission is $10. Visit http: fedflyfishers.org.

•  Catch and release bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and redfish for trophies and prizes in the second annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament Nov. 8-10 in Islamorada. Entry fee is $2,000 per angler. Call Julie Olsen at 305-517-4449 or email jolsen@cheeca.com.

•  Help fund youth conservation programs in Florida by attending the second annual Florida BlueGreen Event Nov. 16 at the home of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Ron Bergeron, 21111 SW 16th St., Weston. This social fundraising event brings together outdoors enthusiasts, conservationists, resource managers, scientists and anyone interested in Florida’s natural resources. For more information, visit FloridaBlueGreen.com or call Tim O’Neil of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida at 850-212-5454.

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