Oyster Bagging Volunteer Event May 2
|Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is recruiting Bay Guardian volunteers for oyster bagging on May 2nd. We will be partnering with Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, and Around the Bend Nature Tours.
Sarasota Bay Guardians Volunteer Event at
Saturday, May 2nd
Volunteers will be filling bags with material to create new habitat for oysters and fish. Oyster beds represent a unique and valuable component of the Sarasota Bay ecosystem. They provide structural habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates. Oysters are also valued for their ability to improve water quality through their prolific filtering capacity. This is also a great opportunity to check out the new Preserve.
In order to participate you MUST wear appropriate footwear – closed toed shoes are required. We also recommend long-sleeved shirts and pants.
This event is suitable for ages 6 and up.
Please wear hat, sunscreen, close-toed shoes are required (old tennis shoes work great), clothes that can get dirty,and work gloves. Please bring a reusable water bottle to help reduce our plastic pollution. We strongly suggest carpooling.
Since this is a larger event and we are partnering with Tampa Bay Estuary Program we will not be giving out Bay Guardian t-shirts, please wear yours if you have one.
WHAT: Bay Guardians Oyster Bagging
WHERE: 1704 99th Street Northwest, Bradenton, FL 34209
WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm
Catered lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the event is done!
RSVP Required: Click here to register!
Questions? Contact Camille Boffa at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 941-955-8085.
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area’s greatest natural asset-Sarasota Bay. Its unique program strives to improve water quality, increase habitat and enhance the natural resources of the area for use and enjoyment by the public. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the United States that have been named by the U.S. Congress as an “estuary of national significance.”