Mote Marine's Seagrass Survey is June 15th from 8am to 2pm.
Join us for the 5th Annual Sarasota County Seagrass Survey on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron (1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236). Volunteer sign-in begins at 7:30am.
Following the Seagrass Survey, stay for a Seagrass Festival which extends from 11:00am-2:00pm. This FREE, family-friendly festival will feature educational exhibits, hands-on activities, music, food, and more. Wading trips to explore the creatures that live in the seagrass flats will be available for registration. On the trip, participants could find small fish, crabs, sea stars, urchins, and many more species!
Volunteers will take to the water in Sarasota Bay to survey seagrass habitats and collect data to contribute to Sarasota County’s Seagrass Monitoring Program and celebrate Sarasota County’s commitment to protecting our water. The information collected will aid in Sarasota County’s understanding of the health of our estuary. All registered volunteers receive a free shirt and lunch voucher to be used at one of the food truck vendors present for the event.
7:30 a.m. - Meet at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Station (1101 10th St) at 7:30 am for check-in. Boats arriving by sea will tie-up at the Coast Guard’s dock. Volunteers arriving by car will park in the Van Wezel parking lot (vehicles without trailers) or in the Centennial Park Boat Ramp parking lot (vehicles with trailers). Kayaks will launch from the beach area at the Centennial Park.
Please register HERE and make sure you put SBPHC as the organization.