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Estuary Programs team up for volunteer planting at new Perico Preserve!

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Sarasota Bay Guardians join Give a Day for the Bay Volunteers at Perico Preserve: Saturday, April 12th

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program's Bay Guardians are teaming up with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources and Around the Bend Nature Tours for a volunteer workday on April 12th.

The native planting will take place at Perico Preserve with plants donated by FWC Redfish Hatchery at Port Manatee. We will be planting 12,000 plugs of marsh grass. Some of the plants will be installed in shallow water. Get a sneak peak at one of Manatee County's newest conservation sites! Plans at the site include seagrass restoration and a bird rookery.

This event is suitable for ages 6 and up.

The preserve is not open to the public and has no shaded area. There will be tents and water for volunteers, and lunch after the planting is finished. Please wear hat, sunscreen, close-toed shoes (old tennis shoes or water shoes), and clothes that can get dirty and wet. Shovels and trowels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Reusable water bottles will be given to all volunteers.

Parking is limited. Please carpool if you can! Watch for parking guidance upon arrival from the helpful staff of Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources.

WHAT: Give A Day for the Bay/Bay Guardians Volunteer Planting
WHERE: Perico Preserve 11700 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209 Map to Site
WHEN: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the planting is done!

RSVP Required — Choose your favorite NEP below!
Click here to register with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Click here to register with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Questions? Contact SBEP's Sara Kane at 941-955-8085 or TBEP's Colleen Gray at 727-893-2765