This blog is dedicated to the environmental well-being of our Florida coastal habitat.

This blog is
dedicated to the environmental well-being of coastal habitat.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Scallop Search Reminder

PURPOSE OF EVENT: Help to monitor annually the number of scallops in bay waters and support scientists at the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).
This is a NO HARVEST event.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 8:00am - 12:30pm

              8am - Caption's meeting;  9am-12:30pm - Scallop Search   
              12:30pm - complimentary lunch at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant

WHERE: Mar Vista Restaurant, 760 Broadway Street, North Longboat Key

WHAT TO BRING:  Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, mask, snorkel and water shoes (fins optional). Boats limited to 50, kayaks welcome! No boat? Sign on as a crew member!

Participants will be equipped and trained on how to search for scallops in seagrass.  Experts from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) will be on hand to answer questions and there will be a touch tank on display.  Come by boat to the Mar VIsta dock. By car, park on the streets in Longboat Key Village where parking is allowed.  Please try not to park in the restaurant parking lot and park considerately in the Village.