Environmental Events Coming to Lemon Bay and Blind Pass in 2013

[clearboth]NEW for 2013

State of Florida’s Conservation Presentation

at the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2012

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Presenter: Becky Ayech, ECOSWF

Location: Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood

Summary: A presentation on the work of various environmental groups and the status of conservation in Florida. Since 1991, Ms. Ayech has been affiliated with the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida (ECOSWF), an umbrella organization for myriad environmental organizations that address wide-ranging issues.

Light refreshments provided.

Board of Directors meeting prior at 5:30 pm. All are welcome!




From Gulf to Lagoon

January 21st and February 18th, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Guide: Bruce Dayton

Location: Blind Pass Beach Park

6725 Manasota Key Road, Manasota Key

Pre-registration required. Contact Bruce Dayton directly at 941-493-5087 or email brucedayton1@verizon.net

Summary: Nature walk from the Gulf shore to a lagoon off Lemon Bay led by ecologist Bruce Dayton at Blind Pass Beach. We discuss how water, wind, sand and living things interact to create our beautiful barrier islands (keys as we call them). The biological emphasis will be on habitats which include: beaches, dunes, coastal hammocks and mangroves. It is a fairly easy two hour stroll on beach, boardwalk, and a short trail. We will meet at 9 am by the Blind Pass sign across from the parking area.

Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants. To register, call Bruce Dayton at 941-493-5087 or email brucedayton1@verizon.netThis program fills up quickly!