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Celebrate National Estuaries Week by planting... tea bags!

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In honor of National Estuaries Week, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) are launching a new, 2-part volunteer citizen science effort to study carbon in soils at several Manatee County preserves. Volunteers will travel in groups to "plant" tea bags that will help TBEP and SBEP collect data on soil carbon.

These data will be shared as part of the global citizen science effort called the Tea Bag Index that aims to understand soil carbon storage in ecosystems around the world. Lunch will be provided at Motorworks Brewing (drinks on your own). To register, please visit the link below.

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Additional Contact Information

Misty Cladas

Project Manager, Tampa Bay Estuary Program

(727) 893-2765