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Join the fun at Robinson Preserve in Bradenton

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Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program are recruiting volunteers to join us to work with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and Around the Bend Nature Tours to make shell bags at Robinson Preserve on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

They will use fossilized shells to fill large mesh bags that will be placed in the estuarine waters of Robinson Preserve in early 2016. The shell bags mimic natural oyster reefs by stabilizing shorelines and providing habitat for oysters. The oysters that find a home on the shell bags filter and clean the water in the estuary and provide habitat for other organisms like fish and bay scallops.

Please be aware that although they will strive to have activities for people of all abilities, this event will involve moderate to difficult physical effort, including some heavy lifting and a 15-minute walk.

Additionally, bathrooms will not be easily accessible.

For this reason, children 10 years or older with adult supervision will be suitable for this workday.

Click here to register