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This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures. Email scocking@miamiherald.com.


•  Miami-Dade County Parks will celebrate National Marina Day June 14 with free activities at six public marinas encouraging boaters to enjoy their sport. Meet-and-greets and boat safety programs will be presented at Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park; Black Point Marina; Crandon Park Marina; Homestead Bayfront Park; Matheson Hammock Marina; and Pelican Harbor Marina. For more information, call 305-755-7848.

•  Fish with Miami Hurricanes greats in the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys/University of MIami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament June 27-28. Fishing is out of Founders Park at milemarker 87, U.S. 1, Islamorada and headquarters is Coconut Cove Resort. Pro football Hall of Famer and Hurricane alumnus Michael Irvin will host. Other UM celebrity anglers include Ted Hendricks, Warren Sapp, Clinton Portis, Brett Romberg, Gary Dunn and others. Deep Impact Boats will sponsor. Entry fee is $650. Visit www.canesfish.com or call 305-667-0399.

•  Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation will host a beach cleanup June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A celebration will follow from noon to 2 p.m. at Aruba’s Beach Cafe. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit BeachRescue2014.com.

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Shane Hutto of Orlando holds up a large red snapper he caught off Port Canaveral with Cop Out Charters.

    Final red snapper of the season ready to be snapped up

    Only one weekend remains open in this summer’s eight-day red snapper recreational mini-season in federal South Atlantic waters. Anglers have from one minute after midnight Friday until midnight Saturday to bring home one fish per person of any size. After that, the season will be closed indefinitely.

  • Outdoors notebook

    This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures. Email scocking@MiamiHerald.com.

  • Fishing report

    Captain Dean Panos of Double D charters out of Keystone Point Marina reported large amounts of Sargasso weeds in the Gulf Stream continue to attract large numbers of dolphins. Most of the dolphins have been schoolies but a few have been more than 30pounds. The dolphins have been in depths from 400 feet of water out as far as 18 miles.

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